I’m Joe Tresh, and I’m a photographer. About 30 years ago I figured out that people and their stories are my favorite things to photograph. When I was young I photographed for myself, my family, and my schools. When I became part of the LGBT community in Philadelphia, I photographed for the Philadelphia Gay News. I photographed LGBT news freelance and have had photographs published in numerous LGBT and mainstream news outlets.
Beginning this fall my photograph of Barack Obama signing The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 will be displayed as part of the permanent collection of The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. This photo is also used by the U.S. State Department as part of human rights education and outreach throughout the world.
While working in a corporate environment, I started using my storytelling ability to create business lifestyle photography, corporate event photography, corporate headshots, and personal branding photography. After leaving a long-standing job, I started my own company. I incorporated for easier business to business (B2B) transactions. I even got a toll-free number for clients to call.
I now work with a number of clients to tell the stories of their sales efforts. I provide staff photography, website photography, venue photography, or event photography. I even put together the occasional photographer-staffed photo booth. It’s really all about the client’s needs.
What are your needs? What photography tasks have been wasting your valuable time? How can photography help you do your job? If you’ve read this far, you probably have something you want to get done. Call me.