2014 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Joe Puglisi

New Paltz NY USA
http://www.printsbyjoe.com
Photography is in my soul, it drives me, it excites me like nothing else.  The play of light and dark, shadows, lines, contrast; it’s an art form.  I learned this from the works of master photographers that included Ansel Adams, Jerry Uelsman, O. Winston Link, Edward Steichen, and Robert Mapplethorpe (his flowers). I also learned quite a bit about the power of shadows from paintings by Edward Hopper. My color photography is good but my forte is definitely black and white, and now, thanks to computers and editing, even within the camera itself, spot-coloring.   For photographers and artists that started with film cameras, and accomplished their greatest works in a darkroom, digital is just a tool. We all know what the final image will look like before we snap the shutter.  That comes from the artist’s soul; regardless of the instrument he'll use to capture it.  Once we get into the computer it becomes a match game in that we now have to match the computer’s image to our mind’s eye.   I'm learning about new techniques all the time. With each one, I'm finding an image I've shot in the past that I can "save". I can finally bring something out of it that I couldn't before. New images too. I'm on a rollercoaster of discovery...and like any real rollercoaster, I hope the ride never ends.
© Joe Puglisi | Up to the Street 5128
2014 Photography | Up To The Street
Digital Photography, 16x20 framed, 2014
USD $300
© Joe Puglisi | Conveyor Canyon 5143
2014 Photography | Conveyor Canyon
Digital Photography, 12x18 framed, 2014
USD $300
© Joe Puglisi | Drive-In Movie Fence 5144
2014 Photography | Drive-In Movie Fence
Digital Photography, 12x18 framed, 2014
USD $300
© Joe Puglisi | Heaven's Lighthouse 5145
2014 Photography | Heaven's Lighthouse
Digital Photography, 12x18 framed, 2014
USD $300
© Joe Puglisi | Night Ride 5167
2014 Photography | Night Ride
Digital Photography, 12x18 framed, 2014
USD $300
© Joe Puglisi | New York Worlds Fair Now 5168
2014 Photography | New York Worlds Fair Now
Digital Photography, 16x20 framed, 2012
USD $350
© Joe Puglisi | Jane's Carousel 5767
2014 Photography | Jane's Carousel
Digital Photograph, 11x14 framed, 2014
USD $300
© Joe Puglisi | HDR Bumper Cars 5768
2014 Photography | Hdr Bumper Cars
Digital Photograph, 11x14 framed, 2014
USD $300