Family photography may seem like a tough sell in an era when almost everyone has a digital camera and a photo sharing account.  But the fact that we're awash in images is what makes Ets-Hokin's photography so distinctive. His photos reveal intimate moments in family life:  the toddler in mid-pirouette, the child day-dreaming on an unmade bed, the teenage girl perched tentatively on the edge of adulthood.  At a time when life seems to be moving at warp speed and each day is a blizzard of sensation, Ets-Hokin's photos capture these singular family moments before they vanish into the past.

WHAT MAKES ETS-HOKIN'S PHOTOS SPECIAL? FOR ONE THING, HE USES FILM AND A DARK ROOM (HIS IS THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO IN SAN FRANCISCO THAT HAS AN ON-SITE LAB) AND SHOOTS IN BLACK AND WHITE. HE ALSO TAKES HIS TIME, LIMITING HIS PHOTO SESSIONS TO A MAXIMUM OF TWO PER DAY, AND CONDUCTING AT LEAST TWO SIT-DOWN MEETINGS WITH FAMILIES BEFORE HE TAKES A SINGLE PHOTO. ETS-HOKIN GETS TO KNOW THE FAMILIES HE WORKS WITH AND THE RESULTS ARE STRIKING: HIS IMAGES ARE DYNAMIC AND FULL OF FEELING, THEY STOP TIME -- FOR JUST A MOMENT -- AND LAST FOREVER. 

 
 

"A beautiful photograph should feel like good friends, every time we visit we can discover something new"

Joshua Ets-Hokin

Joshua Ets-Hokin
San Francisco Photographer

Internships


Studio Freatures

"I learned so much and really enjoyed myself in my year at Ets-Hokin Studios. The photographers there were so supportive of my work and helping with my photography that I have been able to set up on my own successfully."- Samantha Howe Internship-2006

  • ·      3000 sq ft space dedicated to fine art photography, located in the San Francisco Bayview District just off of Bayshore blvd. 24/7 accesses, Easy parking, Public transportation accessible

    ·      Gallery, Meeting spaces, bathroom, Full kitchen w/dishwasher.

    ·      State of the art traditional dark room equipped with multiple Zone VI enlargers capable of printing up to 8x10 negatives. We also have a fine art darkroom printer with over 20 years of experience that works in house part-time.

    ·      On site film processor.

    ·      Matting and framing work areas, with vacuum sealed cold press.

    ·      Flat file storage space.

    ·      Shooting room with Broncolor lights, camera stands and grips, large seamless/stands.

    ·      Full location lighting kits.

    ·      Digital capabilities: extra Canon 5D, Hasselblad drum scanner (up to 120 format), Apple computer work stations and HP 44 inch fine art printer.

    ·      Dog friendly, bring your dog to work with you!

“I deeply appreciate the opportunity to intern at your studio. It not only taught me the business of photography and inspired me to follow my dream but also introduced me to a talented an inspiring group of people. Thank you for your enthusiasm and candor, your passion for photography and commitment to teaching. Your vision is inspiring and I am privileged to have studied with you. It was a great year! Challenging and fun. It has improved me, and I thank you.” -Sarah Oyola Internship 2005-2006

 

“I have been photographing for over 25 years, and I can’t think of a greater joy than sharing what I know with other inspiring photographers who want to succeed as I have.” 

Joshua Ets-Hokin owner/photographer


Photograhy Intern

OUR CREATIVE MISSION

Our studio is a fun creative environment where photographers collaborate to support artistic growth and financial success. 

If you love photography and want to succeed in this business, and are willing to work for valuable knowledge. The studio is available 24/7.  Expected hands on, creative development, and workshop hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday with occasional weekend sessions.  Personal project times and vacations are flexible. 


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