Above the Surrounding Terrain
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Justice Joslin spent most of his days immersed in nature. He was an avid explorer and found himself always curious about what else could possibly be out there – over that next hill or mountain.
With his two brothers and parents, Joslin moved frequently to different parts of Tennessee, which helped him enjoy the flow of allowing life to present itself to him. He was never afraid of the unknown and was willing to tackle new experiences. He attended Wofford College to play football and study business economics. College was a stepping stone for him to continue to play football; he soon had the opportunity to play football in Germany. “Germany was a breath of fresh air and just kind of playing the sport for fun. Most of the guys over there played it like it was a hobby. We ended up going 18-and-0. It was like a fairy tale to end my career on a perfect season,” he reflects.
Eventually moving back to the United States, Joslin started auditioning and landing small gigs as a model. Although he wasn’t sure about the idea of becoming a model for a moment, he gradually began to trust the process. Little did he know that he would go on to star in Giorgio Armani’s Frames of Life campaign. Always giving more than what people expect from him and constantly developing his career, he has worked on taking constructive criticism like a pro. “Why would I want to react off of someone feeling a certain way? That’s their space even if they’re coming to me with a certain emotion that may be intense. That has nothing to do with me. That has everything to do with them,” he shares. When channeling his creativity in a new way, he has explored the world of acting. He says he loves looking into someone’s eyes, truly listening, and reacting to them; it is not about looking for the next thing he is going to say or the next line (“It’s all about you, and how you are in that moment and how free you can be in a moment. There’s so much you can learn if you allow yourself to”).
Furthermore, Joslin is a talented musician. He plays keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums, and created a self-made analog record in a space called The Skipper Room. He is also in an L.A.-based blues-rock trio The Things; he and the other members of the group (Lukas Neufeld and Matty Moose) all live together on Joslin’s property. “I think, as human evolution goes, we’ve been born of storytellers. I think it’s time to return to our state of peace, our state of freedom, our state of love as a whole. I know a lot of people who are looking at life after this life as the place that’s going to be exciting, potentially. I’m more concerned about now,” says Joslin, adding that he would love to live in a world where people can do what they truly love to do and that his story is more about the creators and the artists who need to have a space in order to make art and music. That being said, he wants to have a property where artists can live, hone in on their talents, and do what they love.
Writer: Dylan Worcel
Photographer: River Jordan
Photographer Assistant: Kurt Jordan
Stylist: Al David
Set Design: Johnny Goss
Photographer (for cover), Stylist & Men’s Grooming: Al David
Special thanks to EPK Media (@myepk & @epkmedia - epkmedia.com)