Fine Art and Fun Photography
Bold Shadows, Interesting Textures - And A Few Laughs!
I began studying photography over 40 years ago. While in college, I became fascinated with all aspects of visual media including television and video production. As it turned out, I worked as a video director and producer for nearly 35 years, mostly in the corporate arena. Through that stage of my career i received numerous awards from organizations such as the New York Film Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival, the Telly Awards, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Internationsl Television Association. My video work included associations with such artists as the late Paul Newman, Penny Marshall, Garth Brooks, Christine Aguilera, Jaclyn Smith, Mario and Michael Andretti, Kathy Ireland, Cindy Crawford and many others.
I returned - part time - to my photographic roots in 2003 in a search of creative fulfillment. In 2004, I left the corporate world to pursue my passion full-time.
I call my body of work “Fine Art & Fun Photography.”
I love the way light plays upon and changes the look of both natural and man-made objects. In my fine art work, my goal is to capture that light at the very moment that it most enhances the detail of my subject. I also enjoy creating images that stir up an emotional response; anger, sadness, thoughtfulness or laughter. (I like laughter the best!) That’s the “Fun” part.
I shoot in RAW format using a Canon 1Ds MK II body and a variety of Canon L series lenses. I process the RAW images with Photoshop CS5, and print my work using an Epson 9600 Wide Format (44”) printer on both canvas and textured fine art paper. I use only Ultrachrome archival inks and I gallery-wrap my canvas pieces so that no frame is necessary. I also apply 2 coats of Glamour 2 Museum Grade varnish to all of my canvases for additional UV and moisture protection.
I’ve won ribbons and awards from several festivals including the Tifton, GA Love Affair (Best of Show), Syracuse Arts Festival (Honorable Mention), Lexington Fine Art Fair (Best of Show), Celebration Fine Art Fair (Photography Award), A. E. Backus Museum Fine Art Fair (2-D Award), the Greenwich Village Fine Art Fair (Award of Merit) Fine Art At The Village (Honorable Mention) and the Blue Water Art Fair (Best of Show).
In addition to my personal work, I create images - as well as produce and direct some video projects – for a select number of corporate clients. These include Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Sears, Qwest, Multi Image Group, Allstar VIP and others. I especially enjoy event photography and table-top product shots for my client’s web-sites. From time to time I also pick up an occasional photojournalism assignment from local newspapers.
You can contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or by telephone at 248-505-0272. I also invite you to become my Facebook friend. I’m listed as Joe Aldini in the Detroit area.