storylistener, travel, commercial and lifestyle photographer and speaker
 

Paul Tellefsen

aka technopaul

Photo by Scott Bakken

Photo by Scott Bakken

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Paul Tellefsen is a storylistener and a travel and lifestyle photographer. He has a passion for people that is focused towards developing environments of meaningful connection in digital and physical spaces. He's been apart of the creative industry since age 12, starting his own company at that age.

Paul graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2013 with his degree in Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC). He is the creator of Instagram Is: a viral documentary that started as a Senior Capstone Project. It tells the story of social community and connection in our current culture. It has now been seen in 150 countries and loaded over 5 million times. Paul attests this project to jump starting his career. Soon after, he helped start Socality, a global movement, with Scott Bakken in 2014 and he currently oversees their Community and Community Leaders around the world.

Paul's work is framed around the idea of storylistening; something he considers to be the first step in telling a great story ... listening. This shows itself through the great care he takes in understanding a story before ever capturing it. Nevertheless, once captured his images are best described as thoughtful, big picture and detailed.

His work has been featured in art shows around the world like Helsinki Design Week and on websites like Petapixel, Laughingsquid and Instagram's Blog. He has worked with clients like Buick, Google, MR PORTER, Shangri-La, Cadillac, Toyota and Tennessee Tourism.

Clients

Buick

Leo Burnett Agency

Social Standard Agency

Blitz Agency

Nisolo

Avis

Adelphi Hotel

Arlo Hotels

Away

MR PORTER

Toyota

Cadillac

Art Series Hotel Group

The Wendell Home

Tennessee Tourism

AdSpace Network

The Giving Keys

Adobe Youth Voices

TOMS

Asus Computers

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Israel Collective

Google

Santa Fe Tourism

Publish Brand

Hudson Shoes

Allbirds

Hardgraft

Saxx

Giles and Brother

Dyer & Jenkins

MyPakage

Ona Bags

Zico Coconut Water

Krochet Kids intl.

Clae Shoes

KIND Snacks

Corbeaux Bakehouse

August App

Socality

Paul Brandt

Lumio

The Level Collective

Ski Santa Fe

Loretto Inn & Spa

Nancy Houston CST, LPC

Headway Design

Bradley Mountain

Le Labo

Lexdray

Maritime Supply Co

Tuft & Needle

Christian United for Israel

Lone Flag

Chris Capehart (Author)

Kintigo

Matters

The Mizrahi Project

Clothe Your Neighbor As Yourself

Matt Knisley (Author)

Scott Bakken Photo

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