My Name is Joshua Peter Grafstein but you can call me JASH (because I'm from Chicaaago).
I’m a photographer specializing in creating Animated GIFs (or is it Jiff?)
BACKGROUND

I am extremely blessed to be a dual citizen. I was Born in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) in the 80’s and raised in the ‘burbs of Chicago, Illinois (USA). 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 in their garages, photographing football games for the high school yearbook, and attended several summer film making courses.
In 2005 I relocated to Vancouver, BC to attend the University of British Columbia. I spent 2 years in the Arts program at University of British Columbia before transferring to the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. I earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts in photography in 2010 and have been freelancing ever since.
EDUCATION

BFA in Photography - Emily Carr University of Art and Design - 2007 - 2010
University of British Columbia - 2005 -2007
University of California Los Angeles - Digital Video Production - Summer Program - 2004
Columbia College -  16mm Film Making Course - Summer Program - 2003
Highland Park High School - High School Diploma - 2001 - 2005

SKILLS
15+ years of photography experience in both analog and digital photography techniques.
Skilled Adobe User - After Effects, Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, Media Encoder.
8+ years of social media experience (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Wordpress).
I am always learning and trying to improve!
WORK EXPERIENCE

Contributing Photographer - Exclaim! Magazine - 2014 - Present
Resident Photographer, SoulGood Events - 2011 - Present
Digital Editor - Beatroute Magazine - 2013 - Present
Event Photographer - The Donnelly Group - 2013 - 2018
Resident Photographer, Safe and Sound Entertainment - 2013 - 2018
Resident Photographer, Electric Owl Social Club - 2011 - 2012
Retail Sales, Future Shop - 2009


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