Our Creator, Joan Allen, has had a successful photography career for over 20 years, working for some of the top names in the commercial and editorial photography industry.  In addition to her impressive client list, she has won multiple awards for the most prestigious photography competitions in the industry, next to the top names in the business.  As a well-respected leader within the photography community, Joan has also creatively consulted individuals and corporations as a Photo Editor, Photo Shoot Director, Photography Director, Creative Consultant and hosts photography workshops.

“Have Film Will Travel” was born on Instagram simply as a visual diary for Joan to share her love of wanderlust + passion for shooting analog (and photography in general), whether it be film or digital, with her family and friends.  Inspired by a grander vision, Joan ultimately didn’t want to limit the visual feed to share her work only.  She wanted to branch out and share stories and photography and feature other artists who inspire her, or people who are doing something different, people who are helping teach and encourage and support others by offering advice, mentorship and inspiration.


2017 YOUTH Exhibition as an official exhibit of MOPLA (Month of Photography Los Angeles) and the Lucie Foundation.

2015 AGING OUT Exhibition and Book Launch at Quixote Studios in Hollywood.  100% of all proceeds were donated to the Non-Profit Organizations which help young adults who have Aged Out of the foster care system in Southern California. It is a sophomore book following the New York version.

Our Awards

 PDN Photo Annual Exhibition 2017 |  APA’s OFF THE CLOCK exhibit.  Curated by Elizabeth Avedon 2017 |  Communication Arts Annual 2017 |  PDN Photo Annual 2017  |  American Photography 2016   |  American Photography 2015  |  Applied Arts Magazine 2015  | PDN Lifestyle First Place 2014 |  PDN Photo Serve.  Americana Winner. 2014 | American Photography 29

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Elevate your Vacation Rental listing with creative consultation on great photography, selling a dream, great photography, Interior Decoration/Staging and Property Management. We are a SuperHost on Airbnb for running a successful Beach Bungalow, recognized by 805 Living Magazine as being in the Top 4 Places to Stay in the 805 Area Code.