Justin Bastien


Justin Bastien in "Project Behind the Lens" for Red Bull and Vans.

Justin Bastien featured in "Keep It Wild" for the Toyota 4Runner.

Justin Bastien shark diving in New Zealand for the Microsoft "Instagram Launch" Campaign.



Justin Bastien is not your average director and photographer – he isn’t even your typical human being. His tales of travel and adventure will leave you in awe (instead of looking for you jaw [hint etc.] Catching him in a moment of stillness is a rarity. When he is not working a job you can find him deep water soloing in New Zealand, catching waves off the coast of Chile, or camping out of his van while rock climbing in Joshua Tree.

Justin’s wanderlust has led him to photography where he captures his incredible adventures so that he can share them with others. To him, photography has been a platform for seeing the world, meeting new people, and of course having fun. Like all his other pursuits, photography became a new terrain in which to expand his knowledge. Justin never does anything half-heartedly. He absorbs everything he can to create something new.

The self-proclaimed vagabond does it all. He is a photographer, director, DP, and he even steps in front of the lens himself at times. Moving or still, Justin’s work draws you along on his remarkable adventures and makes you feel as if you are right there with him. Impossible does not deter him from a job, if anything it attracts him even more (space between him and even).

If you are lucky enough to meet Justin, you will find a talented and humble man. His positivity and passion for life are contagious. With one photo he will inspire you to pack a bag and to travel with him to an exotic destination. In any case, make sure you have a few hours to listen to his stories. I promise you will not regret it.


72andSunny, Acura, Anomaly, Audi, Black Diamond, BBDO, Body Glove, Brooks, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canon, Chase, Coors, Discovery, Delta Airlines, Duracell, FBC Inferno, Ford, GE, Gerber Knives, GTB, Johnson & Johnson, Maui Jim, mcgarrybowen, Microsoft, National Geographic, National Science Foundation, NBC, New York Times, Ogilvy, Outside, Patagonia, Red Bull, Saatchi, Saturn, Special Olympics, SAP, Speedo, Surfer Magazine, Toyota, Triumph, Under Armour, Vans, WAMI, Wells Fargo, The Wall Street Journal