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About Paul's Photo

We continuously strive to provide our customers with the best tools, information, and service in the photography business. Our family owned and operated store has been serving the community for over 50 years! We offer three main services:

 

Our camera store offers the best in camera gear and expert knowledge from our sales team, all of whom have a passion for photography and experience in the field. We offer repairs, rentals, and expert advice and consultation. Come say hello and see why we've been voted the Best Camera Store from 1999 - 2015 in both the Daily Breeze and Easy Reader!

 

Our printing lab is among the best in the South Bay and we offer dozens of photo printing services: photo prints on glossy papers, canvas, metal, mugs or other accessories; we make calendars, photo books, canvas wraps, and greeting cards; we can restore faded or aging photos and get you ready for your next trip with a new passport photo; we can print banners, flyers, announcements - anything you can think of, we can make happen!

 

The Creative Photo Academy is adjacent to Paul's Photo and offers classes for all skill and interest levels. We have two classrooms, one of which also operates as a photo gallery showcasing students work. We have beginning classes, intermediate and advanced classes, night photo walks, photo shoots and bus tours, hands-on workshops with world-famous photographers, photo-editing workshops, and more! Click on the "Classes & Adventures" tab above for more information.

 

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Join our team!

We're always looking for great people to join us at PAUL'S PHOTO, The Lab and Creative Photo Academy. If you're interested please fill out an Employment Application and come meet us.

Meet Our Staff

 

Paul Comon

President of PAUL'S PHOTO

Paul founded PAUL'S PHOTO in 1961. He"s a photographer, the author of countless books and articles, and an avid camera collector.

 

Paul's greatest photographic joy lies in the capturing of images.

"Images captivate, entice and often elude me. They present a never-ending challenge, keeping photography vibrant and alive for me after all these years."

Mark Comon

Vice President of PAUL'S PHOTO

Mark finds passion and inspiration in all things. Photography is how he expresses that passion. Around here, Mark seems to be everywhere at once. He is indefatigable.

 

When not assisting customers, answering questions camera and lens related or not, teaching classes, interacting within the community, leading trips around the US and the globe, he'll be found at his desk (occasionally napping).  If you can't find Mark you must not be listening for him.

Jeff Ikemiya

Manager The Lab at PAUL'S PHOTO

Jeff is our master printer and image processing guru.

 

Don't be fooled by his quiet and unassuming manner, Jeff likes things fast!

 

When Jeff is not here, he's around town in his sports car or bike.

 

If you have a question on files or printing, there's no better person to talk to.

Ryan Chambers

Creative Director at
Creative Photo Academy

Ryan has a background in fine art with an emphasis in photography. He brings a more "out of the box" approach to thinking about photography education. Ryan works on special projects with us including curriculum development and communications (if you see our promotional materials and they're kind of weird, it's probably his fault).

 

When you can't get ahold of him he's probably out sailing or bicycle touring with his wife and pup.

Sheryl Comon

Keeper of the Books

Sheryl is our Jill of all trades. She ensures everyone's grandiose ideas are really implementable. With all the possibilities, this keeps things very interesting for her!

 

Sheryl also keeps the books straight and can seemingly answer any question related to the business.

 

But please don't come looking for her on Monday afternoons, that's Mah Jongg day!

Gerry Imura

Sales Team

Gerry has an unparalleled interest in, well, everything. Ask him about any headphones, pocket knives, pool cues, car detailing, or try asking him about a good place to eat. Gerry brings the full force of his interest to bear when sharing about cameras: Full frame DSLRs, Micro 4/3s, vintage film cameras and lenses most people don't realize exist, you name it. Just be ready to listen because he talks twice as fast as a normal person and you won't want to miss any of it.

John Eckmier

Sales Team

Johnny has established himself as a well-known and much published freelance photographer. Johnny has a passion for creating images of fast or classic cars and beautiful women, and well, all things beautiful. He has a huge devotion to his home town which is not Torrance.

 

If you ever are in need of a loyal and kind friend, you would call yourself lucky to have one in Johnny.

Kenneth Bowen

Sales Team

Kenny has loved photography ever since the 7th grade. That's pretty impressive until you realize that as one of our youngest staff, 7th grade wasn't too, too long ago. Kenny juggles teaching our First Look classes, working sales, and going to college, but the smile never leaves his face.

 

He will one day establish himself with a commercial or fine art photography career. Until then, he's stuck with us.

Christopher Cambra

Sales Team

Christopher loves using photography to explore new places and meet new people.

 

One of his best adventures was following three Santas through SF streets and ending up at a Santa festival! There's nothing like a sea of Santas to make you feel like you're on the right track.

 

He and his wife Laurie also love playing with their rescues, Roxie and Oliver.

Peter Khauo

Sales Team

Peter is all about capturing the action. Whether he's making documentary photographs or shooting footage for news stories, Peter is looking to share something real and tangible.

 

He's one of our video experts so if you have questions don't hesitate to ask. When Peter isn't at PAUL'S PHOTO you can probably find him volunteering throughout the LA area.

 

He's most recently been spending time with the fine folks at RedEye.org. He's a DJ too but that's a story for another day....

Ray Vidal

The Lab at PAUL'S PHOTO

Ray had the intention of becoming a sports writer but he found storytelling to be much more rewarding when using images.

 

Ray covers sporting events for local news agencies.

 

When asked why he loves photography, Ray responded, "Telling someone's story with a split second of time still amazes me."

Steve Griffin

The Lab at PAUL'S PHOTO

Steve fell in love with aviation photography while waiting for a flight home from San Francisco. He has been hanging out in the parking lots of LAX ever since. Hes met most of his friends in airport parking lots.

 

He has quite a large collection of two things in particular: display model airplanes and Aloha shirts. When you stop by, now you know how to spot him!

Nancy Howe

The Lab at PAUL'S PHOTO

Nancy is a long-time photographer. She has a graduate degree in lighting design for theatre, and accordingly, she has spent a lot of time taking photos in dark places.

 

Nancy loves to travel the world and cruise around on boats.

 

She says she's "a bit of a geek-about-town."

Linda Mader

The Lab at PAUL'S PHOTO

Linda has got to be one of the calmest, most unassuming people on our staff.

 

Imagine if your local librarian was a fire captain. She's that good.

 

When Linda isn't bringing your photographs to life she's probably off panning for gold, literally.

Wyatt Comon 

Office Team

Wyatt is our resident computer guru.

 

When he isn't playing Warhammer or hanging out with Iroh, his bearded dragon, Wyatt works his magic here.

 

If you're lucky enough to see him at the register or in the store he's probably doing a victory lap after solving a big problem.

Margo Hendricks 

Logistics

Margo has always loved photography, but isn't a "photographer" like most of the crew.

 

When not at work, Margo can be found in her garden, or anywhere outdoors, and don't expect to see her anywhere else but dancing at the Renaissance Faire during Ren Faire season.

 

Margo oversees all shipping and receiving and repairs at PAUL'S PHOTO where she will begin her 20th year with the store in 2016.

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23845 Hawthorne Blvd.

Torrance, CA

90505

 

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