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India at Work

Posted on: February 2nd, 2014 by Joe No Comments

For 3 weeks in Dec 2013 my wife Anna and I traveled around the Indian Subcontinent. While abroad I focused considerable energy to documenting the working lives of Indians. The difference between the 1st and 3rd world jobs is what really drew me in.

Escape from San Francisco

Posted on: April 14th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Escape from San Francisco is a ongoing travel piece put together for 7×7 Magazine. The series highlights different locations within 1-3 hours of San Francisco. Recently featured locations include the Big Sur Coast, Montara Lighthouse Hostel, Point Reyes, Anderson Valley and Pinnacle National Park.

Client: SF Weekly

Posted on: January 27th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Project: Kitchen Ink

Process: As part of a national photo series on chefs with tattoos I was selected to photograph San Francisco chefs. San Francisco is a city packed with restaurants and plenty of tattooed chefs that work at them. The story consisted of seven different photo shoots at different restaurants around today.

Result: The cover photograph and a five page spread.

Travels in Argentina and Chile

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Photos from a month spent abroad traveling all over Argentina-Patagonia, Lakes District, Central Andes, and Buenos Aires) and in Southern Chile.



Scenes of the City

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Scenes of the City is weekly photoblog put together for 7×7 Magazine, featuring different people, events, locations and aspects of San Francisco that make up the patchwork of eclectic San Francisco.

America’s Wild Horses: Freedom to Captivity

Posted on: December 27th, 2011 by Joe 1 Comment

As part of an ongoing project looking into the lives of America’s wild horses, these horses and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) employees were photographed on the Nevada/ California border near Cedarville CA. The BLM estimates there are just under 40,000 wild horses/burros on BLM managed rangelands in 10 Western states. The BLM is faced with the difficult task of maintaining a the horses/burro population at a size that the land can hold without stretching the resources of the land.

The Queen of Tupperware

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by Joe No Comments

Helen Waite is both a queen of tupperware and a drag queen extraordinaire, and hosts regular tupperware parties in San Francisco on the weekends. On weekdays Helen goes back to being Chaz Kujak, a male manager at a biotech company. See the full story here.