Joseph Schell Photography

Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

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.

Teotitlán del Valle-Rug Weavers

Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Joe No Comments

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 rugs which use natural dyes such as those obtained by the cochineal insect. The making of the rugs begins the washing of the raw wool to rid it of dirt and residues. Next it is carded then spun into yarn. The yarn is wound into large balls to prepare for dying with natural dyes such as those obtained from the needle bush, indigo, cochineal, , Mexican marigold and others.


Coverage of Portland’s Pickathon

Posted on: August 24th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

I spent three days at Portland’s Pickathon Americana/Blue Grass/Folk Music Festival shooting for No Depression, The Portland Mercury and The Deli-Portland’s Scene Blog. Here are some of the better pics of the weekend. Enjoy.

East Bay Express Shoot: Banks Tighten Loan Requirements

Posted on: August 24th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

Banks Tighten Loan Requirements

Local business and real estate investors, tangled in red tape, seek creative ways to get financing.

By Michele Ellson


East Bay Express: Don’t Hurt ‘Em, R.O.D

Posted on: August 17th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

Some recent work for the East Bay Express-

An Oakland R&B star turns mean-spirited lyrics into marketing genius.

By Rachel Swan


Occupational Portraits

Posted on: February 9th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

Anna McCarthy

I recently shot a series of portraits of Anna McCarthy, a San Francisco based journalist. Focusing on words that define her occupation, I put the question to her and using the words she used to describe her occupation I created a collage on her skin.

Here are other pics from the shoot.

SF Weekly Truancy Feature: The ABC’s of Ditching School

Posted on: February 9th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

Throughout mid-January and February I had the pleasure of shooting a feature story for the San Francisco Weekly on truancy in San Francisco Schools. Written by Lauren Smiley, the story delves into the increasing truancy statistics, the attitude of the kids  and what the city and school district is doing to combat the issue. Read more here.

SF Weekly Arson Feature

Posted on: January 13th, 2010 by Joe No Comments


Snuffed Out

by Anna McCarthy

Massive layoffs, internal conflict, and decreasing morale have all contributed to a less effective arson unit.

The Felton Street fire looked suspicious from the start. The two-story house in the Portola District that went up in flames in the early hours of Feb. 5, 2009, had no electricity. Plus, it was vacant. Vacant houses with no electricity typically don’t spontaneously combust. Continued