David Vades Joseph is an editorial & portraiture photographer based in NYC.

Born and raised in Harlem, NY,1986, Vades began his journey into photography when he was only a boy. He attended the Harlem School of Arts, where he made his first photographs. He then went on to attend the School of Visual Arts where he obtained his BFA in Photography. Influenced by the imagery and philosophy of contemporary Japanese photographers of the 60s-80s, Vades became known for his timeless high contrast black & white and vivid color photographs. His works have appeared in publications such as "The New York Times," "Highsnobiety," "B&W Magazine," "Arsenic Magazine" and "Musée Magazine." Vades' works have also been featured at "Equity Gallery" in the Lower East Side and the Brooklyn exhibition space "Smack Mellon." Vades currently resides in Harlem.

Aside from photographing, Vades is a hardcore gamer and advocate of the "Dark Souls" series.