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Joe Telafici

    I grew up in New Jersey, but live in Portland, Oregon. I studied Biology, but worked in computer security for years. In the course of my life, I’ve been fortunate to see many of the world’s great cities and wild places. I started my interest in photography as a way to document my travels for friends and family.

    I’ve grown to appreciate both the grandeur of nature’s and man’s creations, but also the quirky boundaries where different ecosystems and human societies brush up against one another. In biology, these borderlands are called ecotones, and are usually the richest environments. In my photography I attempt to capture not only the beauty and majesty of our world, but also the humor, struggle and sometimes just plain silliness of life on this strange planet. In this way, I hope to not only help others appreciate our environment, but also to help me keep my eyes open to the wonderful possibilities available wherever I find myself.

    While most of my recent work is done with digital SLR equipment with minimal post-shoot editing, I have also explored other modes of photography, from point-and-shoot to pinhole photography to help bring different perspectives to my subjects and my worldview.

    Exhibitions:

    Lexus of Portland - May 2013

    Sidecar PDX – October/November 2012

    Studios5/St. Johns Cultural Trust – August 2012

    Leisure Public House – May 2012

    Kenton Wellness Center – April-May 2012

    Coffeebox, Portland, OR – January 2012

    St Johns Christmas Bazaar, Portland, OR – December 2011

    James John Café, Portland, OR, January/February 2011