My name is Joshua Peter Grafstein, though I’m often called Jash because I’m originally from Chicago and can’t seem to escape that Midwestern accent.
Like a magician performing a magic trick, I use different techniques in photography, filmmaking, motion graphics, and special effects to create visuals that tell a story and captivate an audience.
I have a BFA in Photography and 15+ years of experience as a photographer in a variety of settings: Concerts, Music Festivals, Special Events, Lifestyle, Portraits, Product, Branded Activation, Food, Beverage, Advertising, Time Lapse, 3D film, and immersive 360 Photography.
My extensive experience in video productions includes: Short Form Video for Social Media (Tik Tok, Instagram, Youtube, etc...) Commercials, Immersive 360, VR Video, Music Videos, Live Streams, and Real Time VJing.
Here's where some of the magic happens! I use a variety of different programs and techniques to elevate and enhance my visuals, everything from simple retouching to immersive experiences. My goal is to always create stand out content for my clients across all platforms.
My experience as a content producer for various creative agencies has shown me the power of collaborating with a team. I have been part of teams that have produced Events, Music Festivals, Product Launches, Branded Activations and have learned something from every experience.
I love photographing concerts and music. I began photographing punk concerts when I was in high school and still love taking my camera to shows.
I've worked as a photojournalist for local and national publications in Canada and the US.
I've been on social media teams at festivals like Coachella, Outside Lands, Life is Beautiful, and Electric Daisy Carnival.
I've also worked directly with artists like DJ Tiesto, Hot Hot Heat, K-Os, SOHMI, and many others...
Immersive experiences are my favourite thing to photograph. I find that I am also so excited by experiences that utilize light,sound, time, and space in interesting ways to create a unique experience.
Social Media Marketing
Creating content for social media has been my bread and butter for the last 10 years.
My career in social media marketing began when I was hired to take event photos for facebook , and has grown into a full career as a short form content creator for various content agencies.
In My Toolbox.
Adobe After Effects
Instagram / Tik Tok
01/2022 - 08/2022
Short Form Content Producer
Good Kids Creative Agency
Photographer & Video Producer
Photography, video production, video editing and motion graphics for various fashion and entertainment brands.
2010 - Present
Freelance Photographer & Videographer
Music and entertainment related photography and video content for brands, event producers , promoters , and agencies.
Some of my Clients.
Ask me anything.
How do you say your name?
When I was starting my career as a photographer my friends would make jokes about my Chicago accent and the name Jash kinda stuck... Jash or Josh is fine.
Where are you based?
I am based in Vancouver, British Columbia. But I love to travel and am open to opportunities anywhere. Because I'm a dual citizen USA and Canada, I'm able to work anywhere in North America.
What are your rates?
What's your budget?
Rate Card is available on request.
I try to be flexible (within reason). Lets chat!
Can you work full time?
I am currently seeking full time employment, along with on-going freelance opportunities. I'm specifically looking for work in: brand partnerships, product activations, concerts, conferences, special events, and music festivals. Or anything else you can think of!
I am always open to connecting with bands, musicians, painters, models, dancers, and other visual artists to find a way to make some magic together.
Let's get in touch.