I currently reside in Forest Knolls, California with my wife Anna, 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. I 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 am 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.
My work regularly appears in 7×7 Magazine, The SF Examiner, SF Weekly, The Bold Italic and has been published in Wired Magazine, SF Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, California Home & Design, The Wall Street Journal, Marin Magazine, SF Bay Guardian and many others. I work with many small companies helping them create marketing, advertising and product photography for their businesses.
Ph #: 509.263.4401
Joseph Schell Photography
PO Box 69
Forest Knolls CA 94933