About

My passion for photography began in my very first year of college at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. As part of the Architecture curriculum we were required to take courses in all of the arts including painting, sculpture,and photography. The photography courses involved learning and understanding the entire darkroom process developing both both color and black & white the old chemical process way. My very first camera was a Pentax SLR but was soon traded in for a Nikon F and I have never left the Nikon family since. Today everything is all digital and I shoot primarily with a Nikon D850, but have recently incorporated the Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark II mirrorless camera system into my mix. The years spent in the darkroom have served as a great background for post processing in today’s advanced software tools.

joe 1300Currently my photographic work is being sold at Celebrate Local in the Liberty Town Center, West Chester, OH. I also plan on  making some of my images available in the Easton Town Center in Columbus, OH in the summer of 2018.

In addition to these locations, I share a studio space with a mutual friend and photographer in the Pendelton Art Center in Cincinnati, OH.

Besides photographing and editing of my images, I also do all of my own printing to a wide variety of photographic papers including luster, exhibition fiber, metallic glossy and cold/hot press natural cotton based papers. Using a large format Epson Stylus Pro, much of my work is also printed on canvas then stretched on 1 1/4″ or 1 3/4″ gallery wrapped bars.

I am currently refining a new process of applying a very high gloss acrylic epoxy coating to some of my finest images. These will be available on a very limited basis due to the time and tedious process involved. The results, however, are quite spectacular with amazing color, clarity and durability. I hope you enjoy viewing a sampling of my work on this web site which will be updated frequently with new images. I have opted not to engage full e-commerce on my site since I produce in very limited quantities and print on demand for clients interested in purchasing my work. Therefore if you an interest in purchasing something you see, please use the contact page to let me know and I will respond with a quotation for you.