Visual story teller specializing in action, equestrian, event and documentary photography. Based out of Olympia, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Before I turned to photography, I spent more than a decade as an attorney advising state and local governments on how to solve problems related to the mental health, human services and criminal justice systems.
My professional background continues to inform my photographic work and interests. I have a passion for furthering the missions and telling the stories of non-profits and community organizations, with a special focus on those serving veterans. I also enjoy capturing athletes excelling in their chosen activity, most especially equestrian, mixed-martial arts, high school athletics, roller derby, and any other quirky, action-oriented subculture in Western Washington.
I strive for feelings of intimacy, authenticity and respect for my subjects and work to bring out the values expressed by my clients in every capture.
Clients and published work include: Seattle Weekly, Ooligan Press/author Meagan MacVie, "Who am I to Stop It" (feature documentary Eleusis Films), The Chronicle of the Horse, On the Run Events, The Mission Continues, Aspen Farms Eventing, Forefront, Northwest Fight Scene, Flying Changes Magazine, Fighthouse Promotions, USEA Eventing, Thurston Talk, Washington Prep Athletic Network, The Racing Journal, Eventing Nation, PCC Farmland Trust, Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB), Growing Veterans, Nine9Line Veterans Services, M Agency of Tacoma, Dapplebay equestrian clothing, TAISO fitness, Cadence Equestrian Performance Coaching, Morningside Disability Services, Community Employment Alliance, Women's Climate Action Now, Washington Association of Counties, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.
"Veteran Farmers: A Model of Successful Community Engagement," University of California San Bernardino, Office of Community Engagement, Ethics Lecture Series (October-November 2017)
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and (360) 561-1434.Follow me on Twitter @joarlow, Instagram @joarlowphoto and visit me on my Facebook page at Jo Arlow Photography.
Above photo: Kim Rich Barrow, 2017