Joseph, first of all, thank you for accepting our invitation for this interview. We would like to start with some questions like; Where do you live? How long have you been a photographer and When did you start getting interested in photography?
Thank you too. I live in Mesa, AZ and have been shooting for 18 years now. I took photography up when I was in junior high school. I started as early as possible because I was interested in photography since an even younger age.because I was interested in photography at an even younger age.
Do you prefer analog or digital photography?
Actually I have no preference. I love both formats. My main cameras I carry daily are, 5D Mark IV, Polaroid Land 180, and Contax TVS III. My favorite among the analog formats is Polaroid. In particular, I prefer Type 669 film mostly due to the turquoise colored sky and warm yellow tones it produces.
When we take a look at your photographs, you generally like working with tattooed models. What do you think about tattooed models?
I don’t particularly make a distinction between the models I have been working with as tattooed or not. Nowadays, tattooed people attract more attention than people without tattoos. Of course, a tattoo do not determine a model’s ability to demonstrate self-confidence in photographs. Especially in fashion industry and in modelling generally, a tattoo can turn out to be a deal braker. I believe that a tattoo should not disqualify anyone from working anywhere. What is important for me is much more than what’s visible, it is more about how the model and I interact and the rapport we develop.
What kind of tattoos do you like and do you have?
I really like tattoos of birds and woman tattoos and those are certainly the subject matter that cover a lot of my body currently. That being said, I also have a cheeseburger smoking a cigarette on my ankle because, I try not taking life very seriously.
Well, who are your favorite tattoo artists?
Some of my favorite artists include; Justin Hartman, Aaron Coleman, Jon Garber, Timo Sanders and Cory Lenherr, who actually is no longer tattooing but making very amazing silver jewelry.
Thank you so much for sparing your time for us.
I thank you too for your time and interest in my work.
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