A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Michael Joseph is an American fine art photographer who is best known for his award-winning international black-and-white photographs of architecture and structures. He is a self-taught photographer who works with 35mm film. Michael Joseph was born in the industrial town of Methuen, Massachusetts in 1962; his passion for photography began as a child watching his father make images reappear almost magically with his Polaroid camera. Today he has traveled to all 48 contiguous states in the U.S., many international cities, and continues to make interesting photographs otherwise gone unnoticed. He is recognized for his images of urban cityscapes highlighting distinctive angles in architecture. Joseph’s work has appeared in many solo exhibitions throughout the country, and has been honored in a number of juried art shows. His photographs are in several important public, private, and museum collections.
WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO
My passion for photography began as a child while I watched my father magically make images appear before my eyes with his Polaroid camera. I was intrigued, and the impressionistic act exemplified creativity, wonderment, and the joy of discovery. I am a self-taught photographer and today I use the traditional medium of 35mm Black & White film photography to present my own extraordinary view of the ordinary, and desire to bring a moving experience to the viewer of my images. The art of photography is the medium of the moment. Seemingly as spontaneous as a snapshot, the image does not emerge mechanically from the camera, but stylistically from the mind of the artist. When making a photograph, I am actually seeking, and concentrating on finding a new dimension that is inherent by light and shadow – time and space. It is an instantaneous event that occurs unknowing to the architects, planners, and builders.