The work of Joe Karably.
So after a while of no longer posting on here, I am probably going to be shutting it down and getting a legitimate website up for myself that will feature both my film and photography work, and perhaps a link to a blog page of some form. Those of you that follow me can keep up with me on instagram, twitter and my email.
I may keep the account just so I can keep up with the photojournalists I follow on here, but I don’t have the time to update with this thing anymore.
It’s been real Tumblr.
Why the sudden blog name change you ask, for those that read this….
I initially began this blog with the “out of focus” title back when I was very much into hardcore and had intended on pursuing filming bands as my career goal. “Out of Focus” was, in my mind, a nod to Minor Threat’s “Out of Step”. Now that I have branched out as a filmmaker and am seriously pursuing this as my career, “out of focus” is definitely not the most appropriate title from a marketing standpoint. In fact, it’s almost outright idiotic.
So there, for now, the blog will hold the title “Focused”, which I feel not only sums up my work ethic, but would at least give anyone looking at the site the notion that I am relatively competent behind the camera.
That being said, I’ll have a brand new reel on here very soon. Lots of great stuff coming in 2013. Thanks for reading. - Joe
Excellent portrait piece on one of my favorite artists, Jacob Bannon of Converge.
Had the opportunity to take the afternoon to myself, so I headed north to Fernandina. Did some lens detachment experimenting, and found my way to the train yards to check out the freights. All in all, good day.
It’s been a long time coming for this particular documentary project, but I’m excited to finally begin principal photography for it. Graffiti is something that has always fascinated me from a very early age. The art and the culture of it all, the risk and reward one faces from painting/writing/bombing, and the differing philosophies from artist to artist. This initial shoot didn’t go quite as my artist was hoping it would (cops), but that’s the nature of the beast I suppose. Here are several stills, I may or may not cut a little teaser with the footage, I may just end up sitting on it for the time being until I get more content. At any rate, keep checking back here, more info to come.
Pretty much sums up how I’ve been feeling lately.
Been having fun experimenting with B&W cross processing via Instagram. Here are some photos from my recent trip to DC and the return breakfast with my beautiful wife.
Mini-documentary on Jacksonville street artist Jax Laridae.