Joseph Schell Photography

Posts Tagged ‘2009’

Client: SF Weekly

Posted on: January 27th, 2013 by admin 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.

Sf Bike Expo 2009

Posted on: November 22nd, 2009 by Joe 2 Comments

The annual SF Bike Expo took place this week at San Francisco’s Cow Palace. A day of cyclo-cross racing, mountain bike dirt jump competition, bike fashion show and many vendors selling their wares made for quite the cycling enthusiast event.

The cyclo-cross course wound around the massive Cow Palace property, up and down hills, through mazes or dirt and even through one of the buildings to give the riders the ultimate variety of terrains.  The mountain bike dirt jump competition, featuring a variety of pro’s, took off from the side of a good sized hill and continued through 3 massive jumps to provide an awesome aerial spectacle. Check out the pics below.

Shot for SF Weekly


The Car Was Their Art Show-Shot for East Bay Express

Posted on: November 18th, 2009 by Joe 3 Comments
The Car Was Their Art Show shot for East Bay Express

The Car Was Their Art Show shot for East Bay Express


2009 SF Cannabis Cup

Posted on: November 17th, 2009 by Joe No Comments
2009 SF Cannabis Cup Photos Taken for SF Weekly

2009 SF Cannabis Cup Photos Taken for SF Weekly


SF Holiday Chocolate Show

Posted on: November 17th, 2009 by Joe No Comments
SF Holiday Chocolate Show

SF Holiday Chocolate Show

Theses were shot for SF Weekly. Here’s a link to the slide show.


Urban Exploration: SF Grain Silos

Posted on: November 16th, 2009 by Joe 3 Comments

Just off of 3rd St. on the Southern San Francisco waterfront sits several grain towers aging in the forgiving Bay Area weather.  Surrounded by fences topped in ornate rolls of razor wire, the building is a landmark of the waterfront and a beacon to those seeking out sites for Urban Exploration.

After a bit of time figuring out where to best enter, we scaled the fence and got to the exploring. But not before I caught the inside of my leg on the razor wire and came down to the ground with a hole in my shorts and a good scratch. After a dead end attempt down a flooded safety tunnel below the silos, we found the carefully hidden entrance.  The pics below chronicle our adventure through the building as the afternoon turned and the sun set in the crisp November evening.


Day of the Dead-Mission District, San Francisco CA

Posted on: November 3rd, 2009 by Joe 4 Comments

The Annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration took place last night in San Francisco’s Mission District.  Starting at 7pm the procession wound around from 24th and Bryant to 25th up to Mission and back down 24th.
The annual event offers an opportunity for the diverse communities of SF to blend together in the sharing of this wonderfully rich tradition. Ending in Garfield amongst a variety of shrines, the festivities were a spectacular array of costumes, elaborate face paint and a celebration and remembrance of those who have passed.

Here are a couple photos