Starboard Photos

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 Find out what Academy Award, TONY, OBIE & Pulitzer Prize Winners (as well as today’s most working actors) have been shot by or say about Josh:
“Josh is a magnetic, inspiring, great guy. Viva le Spafford!” (James Urbaniak, Dr. Venture on ‘The Venture Brothers’ OBIE winner, The Office, American Splendor)

"Joshua has the heart of a teacher, the mind of a director, and the soul of an actor. His enthusiasm for his craft, coupled with his keen eye, proved to be a turning point for me in my career. That, and he’s just a ton of fun!" Julie Lund (Broadway actress, National Commercials for Starbucks, McDonalds, Kinkos & more)
“Joshua is a very skilled photographer who cares deeply about the quality of the photos he takes. With his work, I have been able to book great gigs including a role in Wall St 2” actor Tracy Miles
“Shooting with Josh was one of the best decisions I could have made. My headshots came out beautiful, his prices were very reasonable, and hewas a great guy to work with. I couldn’t be more happy with the end result.” Richard Mollo, actor/musician.
“Joshua Spafford is the most naturally gifted photographer I know. His rapport his subjects is what makes him so great, though he also possesses excellent technical skills, as well as the dramatic instinct of an actor/director that gives his images so much vitality. There is nothing rote about what he does. It is all original, passionate, and full of his indomitable energy.” Kirk Wood Bromley playwright, founder Inverse Theater (winner ‘Best DownTown Theater Co.-NYPress)
“Josh thank you so much for my amaaaaazing headshots. The photos I got from our session are so beautiful and I could use them for so many different markets! You really know how to bring out someone’s personality in their photo and make them look amazing. The lighting is so good—it’s so hard to choose which ones to use. I can’t wait to get these printed.I’m gonna send you some of my friends— they need Starboard Photos to take their career to the next level!” Jewel Elizabeth, actress/personal trainer
“Joshua’s shoots are fun and he’s a consummate professional. He made me feel beautiful and his shots helped me to get bookings with the top photographers in my field.” -Jasmine Munro, model, lead singer ‘Milkmaid’
“I know that Josh is genuinely excited about photographing talent, because shooting with him is a delight and it shows up in each of his pictures. My print agent was super-happy with the photo we picked out and got me a gig that next month.” Marcos Sanchez, actor
“Working with Josh is awesome. He sets up a great and comfortable atmosphere while you shoot together not to mention having fun the whole way through. The shots I received after were beautiful. I noticed a lot more callbacks and auditions almost immediately after using my new Starboard headshots. Great photographer!” -Ruby Feliciano, actress, model
“I LOVE my new headshots! Other photographer’s claim to create a comfortable environment, but Josh really delivers. It was so much fun shooting with him! For the first time I feel like I have headshots that not only look fantastic, but also really look like me and represent who I am as a performer. ” Leah Young, performer
“Josh truly captures who you are as a person. The only problem?I had so many good photos that it was difficult narrowing it down! But that’s a problem I’d have any day. Josh really makes you feel comfortable.” Andy Hwang
“I instantly felt like I had known Josh forever and that comfort shows in
  my pictures. I have had nothing but compliments on my shots from fellow
  actors and casting directors alike. He comes highly recommended! “
  -Lindsey Ridgway, actress, MTV’s Search for Elle Woods
“The clarity of his voice erases any guesswork.”Pulitzer Prize Winner Yusef Komunyakaa
“What can I say, Josh rocks!! The photo shoot was incredible and he captured everything we talked about….even though it meantgoing outin the sleet and snow for the perfect shot!” Amanda Sasser, actress
“Joshua made me feel very relaxed and confident during our photo session. He’s very friendly and knows how to work with actors to bring out their personality. Casting Directors that I’ve met all had commented on how natural and nice my headshot is.” - NY based Actor Wayne Chang
“Josh Spafford takes the most beautiful photos. He is fun to work with, very professional and brings the best out of people.For actors and models, Josh knows theindustry well and understands what a photo needs to be to get recognition.” Lauren Monroe actress
“Working with Josh from Starboard photos was an absolute pleasure. Not having had professional head shots before, I was a bit nervous before shooting. Yet, as soon as we met it was as if we had known each other for a while. Josh was absolutely professional and full of great ideas. It was obvious that he wanted to get the perfect shot and that creating the best photos was his priority. He wasn’t concerned with time nor was he keeping count of the photos. Within one photo session, we took head shots and full body photos. Every time a friend or a colleague inquires about a photographer, I always think of Josh. With these tough economic times, his rates are really a blessing in disguise” —Mercedes Sanchez Founder/Editor of, winner “Best Latina Blogger” -Latinos in Social Media
“Joshua kept what could have been such a tedious situation so lively and fun. He immediately guaged the shoot to my individual strengths and created an organic, collaborative situation with amazing results!” Jessica Searle, opera singer
“Josh does great work, and really puts you at ease. We spoke beforehand about what type of shots I needed and what I thought I wanted, but his skill and artistry is in how he interpreted what I was looking for into choices that were better than I could have imagined. I’ve always been self conscious in front of a camera, but in working with Josh he guided me towards a natural and organic sense of my self as his photos prove. I never felt like a total “dweeb” for being awkward. Plus I had a lot of shots to choose from!” — Gia Forakis, Director & Theater Artist, Brooklyn, NY
“Josh Spafford , owner of Starboard photos, did an amazing job taking our head shots for our website . His level of professionalism put us at ease and allowed us to enjoy our photo shoot. We were extremely pleased with his work and would highly recommend him to future clients.”
  Melissa McGraw
  Co-Founder, Workchic LLC
“Josh is an excellent director-photographer. Whereas getting a new headshot can sometimes cause anxiety, the experience felt easy, natural, and fun. I knew before I even saw the great results that I was getting shots that I would be proud of at auditions and in playbills.” -Erica Frankel, NYC-based professional dancer
  Joshua Spafford is an amazing photographer; and the results of our headshot session literally paid themselves off within2 weeks of shooting. I booked more work and auditions than I had all year because he was able to capture various aspects of my personalitynever before had in a headshot session. Hewas able to capture those various aspects because of his warmth, professionalism, and because he understands the technical and artistic needs that go into getting the perfect headshot; or in my case, several perfect headshots. I would highly recommend going to Starboard Photography - Sheila Joon, actress
“Josh is so personable, welcoming and professional. From the moment I arrived at my shoot, I had a great time due to his warm and comfortable personality. He made me feel right at home and I felt like he was really invested in bringing out the best in me. I was so happy with the results of my photos, he really captured the essence of who I am as an artist.”  actress/opera singer Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall
  As the former Director of Events for the New Globe Theater (artistic board comprised of Oscar winners Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Kline, Al Pacino), I had the great priviledge of meeting and taking some wonderful photos of the likes of Academy Award Winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony Winners Michael Cerveris & Christian Hoff, Elizabeth Berkley, Martha Plimpton, Michael Sheen and many other luminaries of stage and screen.