Joseph Schell Photography

The BLM rounds up horses via helicopter in the NW corner of Nevada as part of a effort to control the wild horse population on open range land.

Hayley Norris spins poi on the beach of Helsketh Island, a small privately owned island outside of Homer, Alaska in Kachemak Bay.

A performer poses for a moment at a San Francisco private event.

A maintenance crew surveys a site of wind power mills near Brentwood, CA.

A Bull Tule Elk navigates his way along a ridge on Point Reyes National Seashore.

James Mitchell of Sunset Shapers in San Francisco's beachside Outer Sunset District shapes a surf board by hand.

Barrel racing is one of many contests featured at the annual Best Buck in the Bay Rodeo, located in La Honda, CA. -The Bay Citizen

Photographed in a vacant volcano in Argentina, a woman gazes up at the incoming light.

Part of a larger project of Indians at work, a man poses in his Kolkata machine shop.

Weekenders cool off in a waterfall and pool in Anderson Valley.

A crowd of performers warm their drums around a fire in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sumo wrestlers square off in San Francisco's Japan Town.

An interior design project documented for Alden Miller Interiors.

Friday Night All Indian Bull riding competition in Round Rock Arizona.

Photographed for Marin Magazine, a man walks past an illuminated wall at BioMarin, a Pharmaceutical Company.

Cross-dresser Chaz Chujak transforms himself into Helen Waite, an alter ego of an 50's housewife that sells throws Tupperware parties. -The Bold Italic

Dragonflys buzz over a lake in central Wyoming.

Scott St. interior staircase. San Francisco, CA -Private Client

Jon Darsky of Del Popolo, tends to a pizza oven at his brick and Mortar restaurant in Nob Hill of San Francisco.

Sinjin Davis of the long board skate crew, Sunset Sliders, barrels around a corner on SF's Potrero Hill. -The Bold Italic

A space photographed from Kerman Morris Architects in San Francisco's Russian Hill

Mayor of Berkeley, Tom Bates, poses for photos at the Berkeley's Ashby BART Ed Roberts complex while creating reelection art.

A welder works underground San Francisco on the SFMTA Central Subway Project.

A man pauses while loading his bike on the shore of Jackson Lake, Wyoming.

The America's Cup racing graces the windy waters of San Francisco Bay, July 2013.

A hiker gazes out from inside Elephant Cave in the Point Reyes National Seashore of California.

Clients and Projects

Teotitlán del Valle-Rug Weavers

While traveling in Oaxacan town of Teotitlán del Valle I befriended Francisco ‘Paco’ González and his mother, a family of weavers. Over several visits to their home they showed me the art of crushing dye for color in the rugs, the making of yarn from raw wool. This community of Teotitlán del Valle is known for its woven wool […]

Sustainable Ocean

Kurt Lombard is a seafood foraging expert, and aims to prove that eating local (like, down the street local) could lead to a more sustainable future for the world’s oceans. See the full story here.

The Lonely Highway - Blog

Jul 26

Adaptive Path: SF BarnRaise + 2026.US

Here are a few pics from the BarnRaise SF event, more about it here and 2026.US event held in SF. 

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About Joseph

I currently reside in San Francisco, California, but grew up in the Skagit River Valley of Washington’s Puget Sound. I pride myself as a keen observer of the world around me and like to think that my rural upbringing, companionship of my three siblings, and the creative influence of my parents has led me to not only strive toward creativity, but to appreciate the beauty of the people and world around me.

As for my photography, I’m drawn to patterns, high contrasts, story telling juxtapositions and small details that make up a whole. Further within my approach, I strive toward an objective method of recording my surroundings, rather than a subjective production of art.


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