After leaving school Joe headed to New York with the hope of hitting it big in news photography, but found a healthy dose of reality instead.
Joe takes us through the back stories of some of his photos that mean the most to him.
While not a conflict photographer, Joe has brought his unique photographic vision to some of the world's hot spots.
You have to have an ability as a photographer to know a picture when you're looking at it. You need to be able to recognize the photo that you need, and then make it.
Being a professional photographer requires hard work; financially, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Having been fortunate to have had experienced photographers show him the ropes along the way, Joe believes photography has always been a pass-it-along business.