FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Publicist: Beverly Jon, 404.803.3030
Photographic Manager, Jessica Bush Art MGMT, 770.846.7326
Happy Birthday James Brown! A Rare Glimpse from the Inside
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, May 3, 2017 – Today, in honor of Mr. Brown’s 84th birthday, filmmaker and photographer David Joseph, who spent the last year of James Brown’s life traveling the world as his photographer, released never-before seen photographs of his last tour to the public. What Mr. Brown and David Joseph did not know when the tour began was that their journey would end with Mr. Brown’s untimely death. David Joseph would be the one to capture the last images of Mr. Brown’s life. It is only in retrospect that we can look back and appreciate the gravity of these historical moments captured by David Joseph.
David Joseph’s private collection of photographs from their journey together is comprised over 2000 images never shared with the public.
David Joseph’s photographs are not just about capturing a still frame image, but they breathe life into what might otherwise be a mere recording of a moment. His passionate images of the Mr. Brown afford all of us the opportunity to feel the presence of James Brown as more than the iconic showman.
David Joseph reflects, “I like Mr. Brown’s music. In fact, I love some of his music. But after spending months with Mr. Brown and getting to know more about him and his life, I saw James Brown as much more than a musician. It wasn’t just about his music. Mr. Brown knew this. He spoke directly to humanity as a whole - and his message was love.”
David Joseph currently lives in Atlanta after many years in New York and California. His focus is directing features, episodic series (such as VERSES, whose pilot is being shot this fall), commercials, and short films. He still loves to shoot photograph, when “it feels right.” His partnerships with Raider Films, Argentum Entertainment, and Full Frame Digital are part of his vision to tell great stories...with any kind of camera.
David Joseph owns the exclusive rights to over 2000 photographs of James Brown’s final tour. All media outlets, press inquiries or collectors interested in contacting David Joseph may do so through his Fine Art Manager, Jessica Bush atDavidjoseph@jessicabushart.com or contact her by phone at 770.846.7326. He may be reached through his publicist Beverly Jon at Davidjoseph@beverlyjon.com or her by phone at 404.803.3030.