SOMETIMES TO GET WHAT YOU WANT YOU HAVE TO MAKE CERTAIN CHOICES. SOMETIMES YOU ARRIVE AT A MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO TURN A DIFFERENT CORNER. TO CHOSE A PATH OF UNCERTAINTY AND JUST JUMP. THOSE MOMENTS, WHEN YOU MAKE DECISIONS EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WILL BRING YOU OR WHERE IT WILL LEAD YOU, THOSE ARE CROSSROADS. A VIRTUAL JUNCTION WHERE YOU LOOK LEFT AND RIGHT AND CHOOSE THE DIRECTION YOUR HEART TELLS YOU TO GO.
Like many others Joshua Del has always dreamed of working in the modeling and acting industry. It was a dream he had when he was very young, living in New Jersey. It was a dream he carried with him when he moved to Texas. It was also a dream that he cherished within, while in real life focussing on other facets of his young life. He postponed his ambition for his love of gymnastics, training more than 20 hours a week, not including competitions and training camps. Josh continued participating in sports throughout high school, where upon graduation he began coaching and founded the first intramural gymnastics club at his university. And it was during this time that he eventually began refocusing his attention back onto his long-term aspirations.
Josh Del did not have much access to agencies and castings living in the hill country of Texas, but once he moved to Iowa for college he began building his portfolio through a local agency and expanding in other states and agents in the Midwest. By doing this Josh gained a lot of lower level experience. Since he started working in the minor leagues of markets, Josh had a small taste of what the industry expects and has to offer as far as a future and exactly how competitive it can be. With that understanding and foundation, Josh finally found himself on a crossroad and he eventually decided that his cat and himself were to move to Los Angeles on site, having never been to California or knowing anyone, in order to pursue that passion of his.
Joshua Del, 24 years old, is currently working with many different photographers and acting coaches to further build his portfolio and skills so that he can gain as much experience possible from moving to a major city that has so much to offer. One of them is Matson Jones, Los Angeles based photographer whom we have come to know as a talented photographer with experience in portraits, lifestyle, fitness and artistic nudes, and who, in the city of stars, has a preference for working with new, fresh talents. Josh did not loose his connection to his gymnastics background. He avidly attends his crossfit gym, which helps him to not only stay in shape, but with workouts and trainers that continually motivate him to push just a little bit further, it helps boost his daily drive to achieve my acting and modeling objectives. Which can't be that easy in a city where everyone dreams of being a star.
Josh Del loves being in front of the camera, working with different photographers and personalities, learning how angles and lighting work within shots and growing with each photo taken. Still new to the west coast, he told us he is very excited and thankful to have the opportunity to be part of BeautifulMag and to be seen on such a platform. Let's hope that that, once again, can be another crossroad for Josh Del. -BM-
Photography by Matson Jones.
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