My Name is Joshua Peter Grafstein but you can call me Jashua (because I'm from Chicaaago).
I’m a photographer specializing in creating looping videos (also known as Animated GIFs).

You might have met me at a concert, night club, or music festival.
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 practicing in their garages, photographing football games for the high school yearbook, and attended several summer film making courses.
I am always learning and trying to improve!
In 2005 I relocated to Vancouver, BC to 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 where I earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts in photography in 2010.
I began my career as a free lance photographer in 2007 (while in university) and am incredibly grateful that I've been able to turn photography into my full time job. I love what I do and wouldn't trade places with anyone. But my work is never finished, I am always up late working on something.
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