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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:

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Paul's Photo
                                                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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The LAB
                                                                                                                        Our film 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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Creative Photo Academy
                                                                                                                                     CPA 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

Mark Comon
Mark Comon
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.

Sheryl Comon
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!

Jeff Ikemiya
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.

John Eckmier
John Eckmier
Sales Team Lead

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.

Gerry Imura
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.

Christopher Cambra
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.

Bill Balcer
Bill Balcer
Sales Team

There are not many picture types that Bill has not tried, His favorites are street, architecture, landscape, and macro. The more abstract the better.

When not at Paul's Photo, Bill can be found travelling domestically, riding his road bike, golfing, or hitting the slopes.

Helping people gain a stronger understanding of their photographic expression gives him great pride.

Saul Sanchez
Saul Sanchez
Sales Team Video Specialist

Saul is our video expert, and questions about videos get directed to him. He is also in charge of rental.

When not working, Saul likes to shoot fashion photography.

He enjoys travel, hiking, watching movies and going to concerts.

Peter Khauo
Peter Khauo
Sales Team Video Specialist

Peter is well versed in all things Sony, as well as Drones. He does one to one lessons helping customers enjoy the maximum potential ontheir camera and camera related accessories. 

When he is not at work, you can find Peter at photo meetups shooting portraits all over Southern California, in the desert shooting cars, or doing astro photography. He also does volunteer work in Los Angeles and Mexico and can cook up the best tasting carne asada you’re ever had in your life.

Also he likes trying on shiny clothing.

Ray Vidal
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."

Corie Savary
Corie Savary
The LAB at Paul's Photo

Corie has an associate in Electronic Media from Ohio University and a BS in Film from Full Sail University. After college, Corie worked in film and television for many years. She left the film industry to pursue other passions. Leaving the industry gave her the space to create for herself again, this is when she picked up her camera and began honing her skills in still photography.

She loves coaching other artists into their creativity and moving into shooting more intentionally. You can view some of her work on her Instagram @coriesavphoto or her website www.coriesavary.com

Max Zagala
Max Zagala
The LAB at Paul's Photo

Max works at The LAB where he processes film in both 120mm & 35mm. He transfers video media to digital helping people archive their cherished memories.

Max is a student at El Camino Collage studying Theatre Production. Focusing in on lighting designing and rigging. On his free time he likes to skateboard, surf, paint, and of course take photos (mainly only using film).

Alleister Flores
Alleister Flores
The LAB at Paul's Photo

Alleister works in The LAB. There he mostly intakes film, prints, and special orders with customers. He also assists customers with their kiosk printing orders, anything from canvases to metal prints. 

When he is not working in The LAB you can still find him surrounding myself with photography. He is a local street photographer previously based out of San Francisco, now residing in the Los Angeles area. There in SF, he received his BFA in photography from The Academy of Art University.  He enjoys working with both photojournalism and music photography. 

Matt White
Matt White
Shipping & Receiving

Matt works in the Shipping & Receiving department, while also dealing in repairs.

In his free time, he mostly does writing and illustration for a comic book that he is putting together. If not working on his comic book, then he is either making replica props or messing around in armor.

He used to be a medieval enthusiast and maker.

Wyatt Comon
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.

Sonia Barrientos
Sonia Barrientos
Creative Photo Academy Coordinator

Sonia is our Education Coordinator. She works on coordinating classes and photo trips and creates promo materials. She is a South Bay native, who studied theater and film studies in New York at Eugene Lang College at The New School.

When not working, you can find her watching Bob’s Burgers or playing video games.

Daniel Godoy
Daniel Godoy
Director of E-Commerce & Web Development

Danny manages the Paul's Photo Website. It is his mission to having the website running smoothly and polished to today's e-commerce standards. He also creates web promotions for the latest photo tech drops.

From Inglewood, CA. He studied Film & Electronic Arts in CSU Long Beach. His dream is to one day win an Oscar and dedicate it to his family. Danny has worked in the television industry as a Camera Operator & Production Assistant. When not at Paul's Photo he is usually out fine dining & breathing or hanging out with Suzy, his cat. He is desperately in search of a new personality trait and a new profile photo. Help.