Capturing the Community
Much of Joe Epstein’s photography incorporates the community around him. His portfolio includes many scenes of Hoboken, Jersey City, and New York City. He is drawn to the people, the architecture, and the sprawling landscapes of buildings. Heading Home (above) transforms the mundane aspect of daily commuters' lives into an artistic expression of the city. With many of his photographs which have often also included food, fashion, and portraiture, Joe has penetrated beyond the surface of his subjects with his keen artistic eye imparting his own unique style to his photographs.
“Capturing the image is only part of the process. The computer and memory card may have replaced the chemicals of the darkroom, but my values have not changed. I painstakingly edit each image, bringing to print what I viewed through the lens. Over the years I have refined my technique and trained my eyes to see the world in a unique way. My images go beyond the basics, displaying a vision blended of light, motion, and viewpoint.”
Joe's work has been exhibited in local galleries and fine art shows throughout Metropolitan New York and more recently he was commissioned to photograph for luxury residential development in New Jersey. Joe’s award-winning photos have been recognized by the New York Press Photographers Association, the New Jersey Press Association, New England Press Association, and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, and were part of The Star-Ledger's work that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005.
Joe is now offering some of his locally inspired photographs as giclées including Heading Home on the HobokenArts™ Online Gallery.