About


HELLO!

My Name is Joshua Peter Grafstein but you can call me Jashua.
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I’m a photographer specializing in creating animated GIFs. You might have met me at a concert, night club, or music festival.

HIRE ME AND WE CAN CAPTURE MAGICAL MOMENTS TOGETHER.

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I was Born in Toronto in the 80’s and raised in the ‘burbs of Chicago. I spent my childhood in my mom’s photography studio, until high school when I received my first SLR. I spent a lot of time in high school photographing my friends bands, taking photos at football games for the high school yearbook, attending summer film making courses, and producing short films.

In 2005 I relocated to Vancouver, BC attend the University of British Columbia. I spent 2 years in the Arts program at UBC before transferring to the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2007. I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in photography in 2010 and have been working as a free lance photographer since 2007.

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Emily Carr University of Art and Design 2007 – 2011
BACHELORS OF FINE ARTS – PHOTOGRAPHY

Previously Attended:
University of British Columnia – 2005 – 2007
3 years undergraduate studies – Film Studies, Photography + Digital Art, Art History, and General Studies
University of California Los Angeles – 2003
Summer Program – Digital Film Production
Columbia College – 2002
Summer Program – 16mm Film Production
Highland Park High School – 2001 – 2005
High School Diploma – Studied Photography, Film Production, Theatre Tech, and Graphic Design

The Donnelly Group/Safe and Sound Entertainment – Event Photographer
March 2013 – Present

LindsaysDiet.com – Event Photographer
August 2014 – August 2015

Soul Good Events – Event Photographer
January 2013 – Present

Thisisblueprint – Event Photographer
August 2012 – March 2014

Electric Owl Social Club – Resident Photographer
November 2012 – July 2013

Beatroute Magazine – Online Editor/Videographer/Photographer
December 2011 – Present

Borderless World – Digital Asset Manager
October 2011 – Present

MSH Sessions – Videographer/Photographer
November 2009 – December 2013

Future Shop – Digital Imaging Product Specialist
October 2010 – January 2011

theFUTURISTS.ca Founder/Photography Editor/Videographer
September 2008 – September 2014



Services Offered

Photography

Portrait • Head Shots
Nightclub • Bar • Pub Event
Concerts • Live Performances
Wedding • Engagement
Corporate • Private Events
Editorial • Lookbook
Catalog • Product
Animated GIFs
Stereoscopic 3D

Videography

Nightlife • Events Recap
Behind the Scenes Documentary
Multi Angle Live Performances
Live Streaming Webcasts

Post Production

Photo Retouching
Nonlinear Video Editing
Colour Correction
Motion Graphics