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FATE FACTORY

 PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

J Duff

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

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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.

 

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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."