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Joseph Seif Visuals, LLC.
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Joseph Seif is a photographer and filmmaker specializing in portraiture and commercial cinematography. Born in 1981 in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Akron, Ohio by way of Europe, he was always faced with the sometimes daunting task of adapting to different environments, an exercise in versatility that eventually f… Read More
Joseph Seif is a photographer and filmmaker specializing in portraiture and commercial cinematography. Born in 1981 in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Akron, Ohio by way of Europe, he was always faced with the sometimes daunting task of adapting to different environments, an exercise in versatility that eventually found its way into his work.

He began to develop an interest in both still and moving images at a very young age, when his grandfather taught him how to operate a super 8 projector that was brought out at family gatherings. A classically trained pianist and a former lead guitarist and vocalist for a shoegaze band, his interest in lighting and composition quickly became his primary focus after a chance encounter with the works of Caravaggio at the Akron Public Library. Soon after, he was given a Canon 35mm SLR and hasn't stopped shooting since.

In addition to his editorial and advertising portraiture and film work, Joseph is well regarded for his ongoing underwater series. An avid SCUBA diver, he has long been fascinated with the behavior of light beneath the surface and the mechanics of the submerged human form. He began photographing and filming dancers underwater in 2011, and his body of work has since grown to include athletes and people of all walks of life.

Joseph has an M.A. in Arts Administration with an emphasis on Media Production, and bachelor degrees in Communication and Advertising Photography from the University of Akron. He has filmed and lensed key campaigns for companies such as LinkedIn, Reebok, Salesforce, and Cisco. His work has appeared in Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, 7x7 Magazine, and many others, having photographed the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Petra Nemcova, and Metallica. Joseph is also an active member of the APA (American Photographic Artists), where his work has been featured in multiple group shows. He lives in San Francisco and Los Angeles with his wife Barbara. Read Less
  • Principal
    Joseph Seif Visuals, LLC. — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Lead Artist- Photography and Film
    Salesforce.com — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Founder, Principal
    Cinestudio — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Creative Director
    SF Media Collective — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Instructor
    Future Light Digital — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Senior Technical Trainer & Product Specialist
    Calumet Photographic — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Associate Producer
    National Inventors Hall Of Fame — Akron, OH, USA
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