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Hi, I’m Paul!

Some people call me Junbear.

I’m a portrait and editorial photographer based in Brooklyn, NY.

My work is a result of connection, empathy, and storytelling. I am genuinely curious and fascinated about the people I am photographing and seek to capture their energy with compassion and love.

I am also a writer, marketing strategist, and community builder. During the day, I serve as the Head of Content at CreativeMornings—a free monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community in 190+ cities.

Motivated Mastery is the home for my writing over the last eight years—a manifestation of my self-education. During college, I wrote my third short book, Connect the Dots, to share how I adapted around traditional education and took learning into my own hands. My essays have appeared on publications like 99u, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Lifehacker and more. Previously, I worked with companies like the altMBA, +Acumen, and Help Scout.

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Client list:




Mana Contemporary

Lara Jade, Inc

Offscreen Magazine