I have always been a storyteller, with a vivid and colorful imagination. My camera gives me the ability to document the world as I see it and to bring these stories to life through images. Whether it’s a wedding, a family portrait, or an engagement shoot, I get to tell that part of your story — and that is both a privilege and a thrill.

I started off my photography journey when I received my first 35mm film camera at age 13. It wasn’t until I started capturing images of inner-city neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan, where I worked as a Special Education teacher and coordinator for nearly a decade, that I realized that being behind a camera was where I belonged. I became obsessed with documenting the changes in the landscape and the people that brought the streets to life. Today, I continue to draw inspiration and new energy from my surroundings in New York City, my travels, and some of the best photographers in the industry who I get to call mentors and colleagues.

When I was younger, my father would often say “your work is your signature”. I have built my own unique style as a photographer with these words in mind. My goal is to create images that I am proud to call my own and, most importantly, that you will be able to keep as treasured memories of your most important life moments.

Joseph Spiteri