It's been a crazy-fun-filled year since my last newsletter. Yes, a full year! What can I say, things have been a bit hectic in that year. For those of you who have not heard the big news, I made the cross-country move to New York... yup, the East side baby! LA's loss, NY's gain, right?

I found myself a 1300 square foot concrete box, AKA: loft, on the 3rd floor of an old 1940's factory building. Spent a little time, money and a lot of TLC... oh wait, I think I have that wrong... it should read: TLC, time and a lot of money to get things up to my standards and to create both a live space as well as a photo studio. If you have an interest in seeing some photos of the space, drop me a note and I'll see what I can dig up.

As you may or may not have noticed, this is more or less a replica, graphically, of last year's newsletter. In an effort to actually get this newsletter out to you all, I've passed on re-inventing the wheel and opted for updated information instead. I hope you don't mind. One of these days I'll update the graphics as well... perhaps next year.

Like I mentioned in my newsletter over a year ago, seems like every time I put this thing together I have to rack my brain to remember what it was that I've been doing for the last year or so as far as work goes. So for the sake of putting something down... take a look at the June/July issue of Open Your Eyes magazine. I had the pleasure of doing a cover and 12 page swimsuit spread of Vida Guerra.

Maybe not the biggest news flash of the year, but my website is finally up and running again. I have finally updated the ebook portion of the site, cleaned up and changed some of the graphics... basically just gave it a good over hall using the same format as before. So take a look when you get a second and see the "updated" look and possibly some images you haven't seen before.

In the newsletter last year, I mentioned the possibility of phasing out the name visualrealms for a more modest name like josephstampfl in the efforts of clearing up any confusion as to who I am and what I do. Well, that time has finally come. Although does still exist, I now have an additional domain name, Feel free to navigate to my site through either name, but keep in mind, will eventually cease to exist... someday.

Among all my, do I dare call them "usual" supports/friends, I of course have had the privilege of meeting and working with some amazing new people during my transition from west to east coast. As always, it is my pleasure to give a small shout-out to some really talented and giving individuals. It's not everyday you come across those that are willing to put in a little hard work all in the name of fame... oh, and maybe a few dollars as well. So to all of you, thank you.

First on the list of "new" thank-you's is Roberto Gonzalez. I have had the pleasure of working with Roberto now several times. His work is simply amazing. Roberto specializes as a make-up stylist, but don't for a second think his hair styling doesn't kick ass too. If you have a moment take a look at some of his work online @ Thanks again Roberto for all your help.

Next up is my girl Illeana Vega. Again, I have had the pleasure of working with Illeana several times now and with nothing but success. Without a doubt, she has a great eye for fashion, a large selection of accessories and really knows what to pull from who and when. She has been a great support and wonderful addition to my team. Take a look at her online work @

And as usual, here is a quote from the previous newsletters... A special thanks to James Loy for his selfless feedback and guidance. He alone has been my link to the world of professional photography and art direction. If you get a free moment, see him on the web @

A few names I just can't leave out... New to my world, Brad Nelson & Darrell White. Some of the ones you've heard me mention before, Damien Aranda, George Noh, Paul Garcia, Victor Deltoro, and many more. Thanks you guys.

To everyone that has donated his or her time and materials, again thank you. I trust that you have all taken away from the shoots as much as I have.

As usual, to be honest, I have no idea when the next newsletter will grace your inbox. Perhaps the infrequent newsletters show that I am so busy with work that I just can't tear myself away to update everyone... or maybe I'm just lazy. The former sounds better. Again, thank you very much for taking the time to read this email. If you know of others who would be interested in this information, please forward this email and encourage them to subscribe to my email list online. Just go to:

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