When I was a kid I always introduced myself like this: “Hi! I’m Joe or Joey.” Hence the creation of the wordmark “Joe(y)” for my photographic life and business.
I love clever or unusual phrases—such as my new favorite “I have awesome body language.”
People who laugh easily are the best when you’re telling a story.
I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my knockout wife, Debbie Ruth, and my 3 whoppers, Max, Liv, and Sofie.
When my border collie, Zuzu, uses her laser-beam stare on me, I’m convinced she’s solving differential equations in her head.
I had a paripatetic childhood in California and Virginia. No, I wasn’t a military brat, but I enjoyed memorizing facts about fighter jets.
The word “slacks” still makes me laugh.
I’m obsessed with the South African English accent. Cheers, broo!
If you connect with my photography and you laugh at my storytelling then we’re already friends.
Making new friends = happy-times.
I spent 12 years as a graphic designer until the work of Jim Nachtwey turned my world upside down.
I believe every person is creative…some just don’t know it.
Nothing brings me more joy than a good meal with friends, sharing wine, and swapping stories.
The guitar is the coolest musical instrument ever.
While parenting, I’m convinced that I use the same exact words and phrases as my parents…I just wish I had a time-machine so I could confirm it.
Couples with that special “spark” make me giddy.
To travel is to feed my soul.
A simple smile has gotten me farther in life than anything else.
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