Tuesday, September 7, 2010

This month in... Alberta Oil magazine: Vern Blinn

I photographed Vern at his home in Duncan, BC last month for Alberta Oil Magazine. He was a terrific subject with no shortage of stories from his time working the rigs. Read the article and see how his hobby to pass the time in the oil field developed into an obsession for fabricating accurate, detailed reproductions, and brought him to the attention of the Smithsonian.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Outside my window: Troubador

 I'm enjoying the new neighborhood and the host of interesting individuals it is home to and attracts.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


I just completed photography for Vancouver Community College's course calendar and delivered the last of the files on Friday. They are re-thinking the publication and the new design is all big pictures and double page spreads, I look forward to seeing the final printed piece. This is one favorite from the many that we did.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Along Main Street Today, the stray dog

A discussion about the stray dog. This woman found it wandering along Main Street. A friend of the dog's owner came along a few minutes later, they had been looking for her. She was mostly blind and had wandered away.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Catching up.

This is an assignment shot last year for the Funeral Service Association of British Columbia. Each of these individuals struck me as exceptionally sensitive and caring and profoundly invested in their jobs. It was a personally satisfying assignment that had me working with the wonderful and talented Matt and Lynn from Emdoubleyu Design.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I found a Mondrian

Three shots that made me smile when i found them.

My most beautiful photo this week. May 21st 2010

In class on assignment for the school. In this situation I am announced to the class and my presence explained. Then they are told to ignore me. I just maneuver as quietly as I can and shoot.

I'm attracted to the light, the color, the tones. The attentive look of the girl in focus and the glance of the boy in the back. It has the potential to be timeless.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My most beautiful photo this week

Its been a busy couple of weeks, and I think I've done some really beautiful work, but without a doubt this portrait of Doris is the most beautiful of all.

Doris, May 14th, 2010
Taken as we surveyed our new apartment.
On my i-phone using Hipstamatic. Adjusted in Photoshop.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What are you going to do?

When boredom sets in or you're killing time, pick up a camera. That's what I did yesterday.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

the conversation

the conversation, originally uploaded by Paul Joseph Photographs.
A quiet conversation in the atrium of the Vancity Theater, before a screening.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Photo's never meant to be published

Some of my personal favorite photographs are the ones I've taken before the subject of the assignment has arrived, or ones I've taken while scouting the location. They are the photographs of clients and assistants that I've politely asked, told or tricked into standing in for a "TEST SHOT". I cherish the best of these photographs as mementos of collaborations, colleagues and friends.

Ben's one of my favorite subjects. While on assignment for BC Business, he and I met at the location early to scout and he willingly stood in for the test shots. Ben's a great sport and these are two of my favorites.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A behind-the-scenes look at the Little T photoshoot

The Little T Photoshoot with photographer Paul Joseph from Doris Cheung-Joseph on Vimeo.

Travis, a young hip hop artist and friend of ours, asked us to shoot some stills of him for a cd he was releasing. My wife decided it would be a good idea to film the day. This is result.

A shout out to the crew for an amazing job. No egos and everyone pitched in wherever needed.
Doris Cheung-Joseph: Art Director, Stylist, Videographer and Editor. You can even see her holding a strobe.
Chiris Clements: Trusted assistant, Voice activated lightstand, Videographer #2, Behind the scenes Still Photographer
Michelle Sheremata: Make-up and Hair