Joe April 2002web


 Welcome and thanks for visiting.

Let’s start with some classic music by Frank Sinatra:

Come Fly With Me

And a few words from Ansel Adams:

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.  Impression is not enough.  Design, style, technique, – these, too, are not enough.  Art must reach further than impression or self- revelation.  Art, said Alfred Stieglitz, is the affirmation of life.  And life, or its eternal evidence, is everywhere.

Some photographers take reality as the sculptures take wood and stone and upon it impose the  dominations of their own thought and spirit.  Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.  A true photograph need not be explained, nor can be contained in words.

Expressions without doctrine, my photographs are presented here as ends in themselves, images of the endless moments of the world.  I dedicate them to the memory and to the spirit of Alfred Stieglitz.

 Introduction to PORTFOLIO ONE  1948
A New York Graphic Society Book
Little, Brown and Company   Boston  1981