Union, New Jersey (Studio meeting by appointment—call or text 908-875-8741)
Author: Joel Simpson
Photographer since age 13 (1960), went pro in 2002. I've had solo photography shows in New York, New Jersey, Paris, Tours (France), and Barcelona and been in group shows in New Jersey, New York, Rome, and elsewhere, and have won several international awards. My photographs have been published in "Camera Arts," "View" (Brussels), "Silvershotz" (Australia), "Focus Exposures" (online), and "Adbusters."
I've loved rocks and fossils since childhood (also biology & astronomy), now I want to see as much of the world as possible while I'm still able—and encourage others to do the same.
Before turning pro, I earned a PhD in comparative literature from Brown University (1976), became fluent in French and Italian and fair in German, having lived in those three countries, taught English at the University of New Orleans, (1973–78), became a professional jazz pianist, playing on Bourbon Street (1978-89), making an album of original compositions (1989), creating the "Dick Hyman Century of Jazz Piano CD-ROM" (1999, selected as one of the NY Times’ 13 best CD-ROMs that year), wrote a how-to book on blues piano ("Blues—By You, Cherry Lane Music," 1997); taught English, French and Italian in the NJ/NY area 2001-06.