PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Hello. Aloha. Ia Orana. Kon'nichiwa. Kamusta. Wah Gwaan. Hola. Whoa!
My name is Joseph and I am lead Photographer / Videographer / Story Teller, here @theFATEfactory
I love to tell stories through my lens and capture cinematic, emotional, and natural moments in time. I believe it’s important to not only capture the eye of the viewer, but also their heart. Each frame that is thoughtfully produced, is a genuine moment from your story and a real opportunity to make an impact on someone else. I set out to make sure that that impact is meaningful, and lasting. Photography and Videography is a powerful and beautiful way to tell your story, your brand, your product, and your journey.
Before becoming a professional photographer & videographer I was a hopeful illustrative artist, a professional performing artist, and studied music and dance, and also multimedia art in college. The choice to pursue a more technical art path naturally progressed from the nerd in me and my love for tech and gadgets! Cameras, computers, and drones are my favorite storytelling tools.
I have worked hard to cultivate my passions and talents, and am proud to have received my BA in Multimedia Art: Video, Photo, Design, & Music. That being said... I still randomly dance and find any excuse to make the world my stage.
When I am not photographing/filming I love singing to my newborn baby girl! Cheeehooo!! I'm a dad!!!!
I love YouTube, going to the gym, and Star Wars. I love to blast my favorite jams through my Rockit 8 studio speakers in my office, or in the car, and sing at full range. I absolutely cannot live without sushi, ramen (no, not from a cup), fudgy brownies, homemade green drinks (yes, I love kale too), and boba drinks.
My friends and colleagues tell me I am a "Jack of All Trades." I am a former professional dancer and lead vocalist for an amazing Tahitian Dance Company here in the Bay Area. I have won many awards in competitions throughout the world, including their beautiful homeland of O Tahiti E.
Through the years I have performed for some great causes such as the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life", US Marines "Toys for Tots", & stepped foot on many amazing stages including Toata Papeete Tahiti, Waikiki Shell Honolulu, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, The Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, & a variety of venues throughout the SF Bay Area.
I am also a former world record holder for fastest time in Tetris DX 40 lines. Challenge me if you dare!
"Let FATE create your story."