This photography portfolio titled “The Shape of Things” aims to open and expand your awareness of your urban environs.
Living constantly busier lives, we as urbanites forget to look around or observe the most basic fundamental element of our cities, it’s structures. Using manmade and natural light I expose the architectural highlights of my subject. Focusing on shapes, lines and shadows, as they combine to give each building its own character.
About Joseph O’Neill
I have been an active photographer throughout the last two decades, but only began exhibiting in 2012. Because I am self taught, I am never afraid to try different techniques. My photography has been influenced first by the works of Eugene Atget, and later by Man-Ray. My earlier work in photography was an unplanned documenting of things I had taken for granted as I passed them, but my camera allowed me to capture so that they could be enjoyed again later. Since deliberately moving toward photography as fine art, I have been experimenting more with architectural abstracts and nude studies.
My work has appeared in numerous group and solo exhibitions around the world, predominately in New York City and Europe. I have been published in art journals, and art magazines, digitally and in print. I have had work on display in the U.S. Embassies in Oman and Latvia, and I am active member of New York City’s oldest artist collective, The Phoenix Gallery and Pleiades Gallery