Joseph is a life-long lover of nature and wildlife. After becoming an adult he began using photography to document his experiences outdoors. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Sociology with an emphasis on inequality. His life goal is to inspire others, and exemplify how compassion, empathy, and integrity directed toward all living things is necessary for the health and wellness of everyone.

Joseph is a member of BlackAFInSTEM, who in 2020 started a movement highlighting Black people in various STEM fields with the first inaugural Black Birders Week. He has appeared on the Ologies podcast. He has been published in the SmithsonianDiscover WildlifeAudubon, and Bloomberg Magazine and will have his first macro photo contribution to a museum unveiled on April 18th 2024 at the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University.  . When he is not engaged in social resistance for justice, you can usually find him staring adoringly into the anterior median eyes of jumping spiders, avoiding snake bites, or listening to the cacophony of amorous frogs and toads.