I'm an independent director and cinematographer. 

My pride is my ability to craft documentary content that punches above its weight. That’s a valuable skill for producing the sorts of work that require an efficient crew due to tight locations, subject-matter sensitivity, budget, or all of the above.

My work has taken me to board rooms, morgues, farms, trade shows, living rooms, stadium rafters, Hollywood sets, public schools, and right up to the edge of more than one cliff, among other places. I've leveled my lens at brands and people like Intel, IDEO, Killspencer, Republic Records, the NBA, the NFL, Penn State, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Jessica Chastain, Post Malone, Marshmello, Connie Clery, Roger Moore, and Eliza McNitt.

Collaborating to tell a story that centers on how real folk’s lives are affected by events, circumstances, decisions and—yes, sometimes—products, is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

I'm based in San Francisco with experience and affinity for shooting anywhere in the US and around the globe.

I live with ShafShelby, and Maser.

  In this image, Joe Mayo speculates that the viewer perceives his present discomfort.

In this image, Joe Mayo speculates that the viewer perceives his present discomfort.