CHICAGO – Dangerous like a whirlwind of razor blades and seductive as candy coated opium… Alpha-femme photographer Justice Howard ain’t for sissies. And her exhibit opens at the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago on Feb. 1.
Justice Howard has a career in photography that spans three decades, thousands of magazine publications, and involves such names as Waylon Jennings, Annie Sprinkle, Dave Navarro and Billy Idol. Her art can be found on the set of Sons of Anarchy, the walls (literally entire walls) of the Lord Balfour Hotel of Fort Lauderdale, FL., and Tattoo Bar of Washington D.C. Playboy has said of her, “Justice Howard is a visionary provocateur.” American Cinematographer magazine went further: “Her images are well-though-out-scenes from movies that don’t exist beyond the mind of this well-respected photographer. Appearing as more than mere models, her subjects seem like dark characters from a noir thriller with a secret to hide.”
American born Justice Howard has come in great strides through her career to the heights of her predecessors such as Herb Ritts, Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton sinking her eye teeth in and making her own distinct mark in the industry. Internationally acclaimed for her works in over 25 countries with hundreds of print features, dozens of anthologies, many successful art gallery exhibitions, works in hardcover coffee table books and magazines that stretch from French Vogue to Easyriders, she has proven herself as a force to be reckoned with. Born in San Francisco, Howard took herself from modeling to an apprenticeship with celebrity photographer Andrew Dolinskis in the 1980’s, and her artistry and lens have been in demand ever since.