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What we're up to:
11-8-2019
So far, the year has been exciting and fulfilling.
From gallery shows in New York to shooting film portraits for New Orleans nonprofits, and exploring the conferences and club meetings, it's been an awesome year to this point. Doing the actual work is its own reward, and makes it all worthwhile. Look for my book coming soon. -JP
3-15-2018
As another trip to New York approaches, I'm excited and preparing work for a show at ArtHouse NYC, which is one 
of NYC's coolest galleries.
Especially thrilled that one of my images was chosen by jurors as a featured piece in the show 0n March 23-24th.
Come and buy a poster and some of the proceeds will benefit Artx Care which is a great organization that helps artists receive medical care, meds, and supplies that they may not be able to obtain otherwise.
If you're in or near the city, the show (SPRUNG) is at Arthouse NYC in SoHo on White St.
See their website or Social media pages for details on artists and work. 
See you there!
2-22-2018
Work in JB Studios Gallery will be moved to a new location soon inside the Alexandria Mall in Alexandria, La. Check out the new location, and tell Joey I said hi!
12-24-2017
As the year comes to an end, I am grateful to all the clients, buyers, and colleagues that have made this one a creative, productive, and rewarding year.
We enjoyed our annual Christmas party for the Cane River Photographic Society
at the aptly named Cane River Bar & Grill. Check out the society on our website, or on its Facebook Group page for great information, news and local photos!
10-30-2017
Just returned from another week in NYC. Very tangible plans for a possible move there, but that'll be a slow process as I test the waters.
I love the endless photographic, creative, and professional opportunities there. 
I'm currently bouncing from New York, New Orleans, and good ole Natchitoches! Wherever else work might take me, as well, like Orlando, Dallas, and "The Middle of Nowhere!"
7-28-2017
I've done some pretty creative portrait shoots this year, and they've been relatively productive.
Internationally published pinup model Cherry Belle and I teamed up twice for shoots published in Garters and Grills Magazine and Pinup Kulture Magazine, respectively. Look her up, and also see some of her photos n the "People" section of this page.
Also, Model Margaret Tuminello and I shot a colorful, graffiti-laden "Spray Paint" spread for Jelly Baby Mag. 
Great talents, and a boon to my creative portraiture body of work.
Hair/Makeup Artist and Model Breean Giroir has been a huge help in
that department, as well, and I've explored and adopted new creative lighting techniques into my workflow as a result.
Stay tuned for more amazing images from collaborations with these talented folks!
7-4-2018
Happy Fourth!
The Photo Conference last month in NYC was a thrill to be a part of!
Lectures, exhibits, and trade show booths made it great.
The photowalk with National Geographic and Linblad Expeditions, and the Nikon cocktail and dinner made it even greater.
Looking forward to next year!

9-22-2016
I'm pretty stoked about once again leading he 9th annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk on Saturday, October 4th, 2016.
This is our third year of participation in this world-wide photography event. If you or someone you know loves taking pictures, pass the word on. Everyone is welcome, from professional photographers to smartphone enthusiasts!
While it's free to participate, donations go to a worthy cause,
too.
7-8--2016
It's summer, we're working and playing hard!
We have gear for underwater shooting, so that's an exciting development to watch!
See ya soon!
4-20-2016
We've stayed pretty busy with portrait, fine art, and commercial work, and it's all been great! Soon, we'll do some cool pinup mag shoots, as well as fine art prints for a museum exhibit and permanent collection curation.
Stay tuned for more cool news about that!
1-11-16
Working on pieces for display at the Alexandria Museum of Art later this year. Check out their site for info on cool events and excellent exhibits!
9-28-2015
The 8th annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk will be Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.
I'm enthusiastic about leading the Natchitoches, LA delegation for our 2nd year of participation in this world-wide photography event. If you or someone you know loves taking pictures, pass the word on. Everyone is welcom, from professional photographers to smartphone enthusiasts!
Prizes will be given, and it's sure to be a great time again! While it's free to participate, donations go to a worthy cause,
too.
Check out >>this link<< for more info.
 
9-25-2015
While winning awards for the Historic Rapides Cemetery Preservation Society's photo competition was humbly exciting. Being chosen for the book's cover "Under the Shade of the Trees" was even more exciting!
Look for the exhibition of the winning images at the Alexandria Museum of Art from now until November.
You won't be disappointed!
 
8-12-2015
Working with Renaissance Publishing has been a true pleasure! In addition to shooting portrait and commercial shots for their websites and publications, It's opened up avenues for statewide photo projects for local and state Convention and Visitors' Bureaus. As a lover of all things Louisiana, this has been a special treat for me. I love my job. ;)
 
6-17-2015
Pleased to announce our new officers in the Cane River Society. When I founded this area group, I had no idea that it would grow into the awesome group that it is now.
While I thoroughly enjoyed serving as President 2014-15,
I felt it was time to let someone else take the reigns going forward. We've chosen a wonderful and competent leader in local photographer Todd Westfall. In addition, we elected our friend, (and CRPS co-founder) Gary Collins as VP,  Emilee
Self as Secretary, and Jo Nell Burr as Treasurer. Check out their work and look for good news and cool events for local photographers and enthisiasts in the very near future.
 
 
3-26-2015
The "ArtFete'", Alexandria's Annual Art walk will be held May 1-2, 2015 in downtown Alexandria. Come out for great music, food, and local art!
Also, look for an exhibition by myself and fellow CRPS members coming to Natchitoches' historic district very soon!
 
3-25-2015
Currently still doing portraits for private clients and publishers.
On the gallery scene, I'm still featured at the Depot Art Gallery in Many, La, as well as the JB Studios Gallery in Alexandria.
You can have a good time once a month at the "Third Thursday on Third" celebration in downtown Alexandria on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6-9pm. See us and our work at JB Gallery at 1012 Third St in Alexandria if you're ever in the area!
 
3-20-2015
The Cane River Photographic Society's window display is now up and running at the Natchitoches Arts Center. See it now at 716 Second Street in beautiful downtown Natchitoches.
 
1-2-2015
Look for the Cane River Photographic Society's art display all throughout the month of January at the Rebel State Park and Louisiana Country Music Museum. Lots of cool work to see in a pretty impressive setting!
 
12-31-2014
It's been a great and eventful year.!
I've joined two galleries, been included in an international show, shot two book covers, formed the local Photographic Society, participated and sold works in two art fairs (in Natchitoches and New Orleans), accepted an invitation from NASA to recieve media credentials at Kennedy Space Center for Orion's first launch, and accepted an offer from Getty Images to be a photographic contributor.
Looking forward to more excitement in the coming year!
 
10-7-2014
The Show at Art for Art's Sake in New Orleans last weekend was excellent, and lots of fun! Check out some pics from the event -HERE-
 
10-7-2014
Just a reminder! WorldWide Photowalk on
Oct.11. It's a worldwide event held annually by legendary photographer Scott Kelby. Anyone interested in joining in and taking photos, no matter what kind of camera you use or skill level you are, join the fun! Click HERE  for more info!

 
9-27-2014
Pleased to be a new juried member of JB Studios Gallery in Downtown Alexandria, LA.
If you can make it to the Art walk in Alexandria on October 18th, be sure to check out the amazing work there!'
Also, I'll be holding an exhibit on Magazine Street in New Orleans for this year's Art for Art's Sake, one of the largest, longest running, and most respected art festivals in New Orleans. Stay tuned for exact address and times, but be ready for great art, music, food, and good times!
9-9-2014
I'm happy to be leading this year's WorldWide Photowalk on
Oct.11. It's a worldwide event held annually by legendary photographer Scott Kelby. Anyone interested in joining in and taking photos, no matter what kind of camera you use or skill level you are, join the fun! Click HERE 
for more info!
 
9-8-2014
I'm happy to anounce that I'm now a juried member of the Depot Art Guild/Gallery in Many, La. If you're ever in the Many or Toledo Bend area,
come by and check out the incredible artwork there!
Also, I've been approved for freelance media credentials to shoot a SpaceX/ NASA launch at Kennedy Space Center on Sept 19th. Look for some cool shots and a blog post soon! (weather permitting)
 

7-27-2014


Very thrilled to be working with VIP Ink Publishing! They do wonderful work publishing inspirational and spiritual autobiographies, as well as cookbooks , fiction, and others.

I recently shot the cover for the autobiography of one of my favorite New Orleans Saints, Michael Lewis! The cover photo, a few other shots, and the finalized cover from VIP Ink's awesome art department are here in the "Portraits" page of this site. Be sure to check it out!

Don't forget to check out the authors that are already released, as well as the upcoming celebrity authors that we'll be shooting at www.vipinkpublishing.com

 


6-22-2014


Together with fellow Natchitoches photographer, Gary Collins, I co-founded the Cane River Photographic Society for fellowship, learning, fun, and interaction with other local area photographers. You can check us out on Facebook here.

Come join us as we learn, grow, and share work and advice together!

 

6-19-2013


Coming soon will be a store here on the site where fine art prints will be available for purchase. Prints will be matted with your choice of sizes, and either black or white mats. Upgrade to a framed, matted print for an elegant piece. My newest prints in my own home are new 20x30 framed street prints, and they rock!

 

5-4-2014


We're excited about the New Orleans cultural exhibition taking place at the Multimedia Museum House of Photography in Moscow, Russia opening May 6th, and curated by Frank Relle. I have three prints in the show, and am looking forward to a few more shows this year! Print sales are going well, so order yours soon!

 


5-2-2013


This year's submissions are in. I'm looking forward to enjoying exhibitions at Southern Exposures near Atlanta, Ga in September, and again at PhotoNOLA in New Orleans in December.

Come if you can!

Also, all my portrait clients will now recieve a usb flash drive rather than CDs with their packages for quicker uploading and proofing. The drive is yours to keep! CDs will still be made available upon request.

 


2-23-2013
A new photo book will be released soon. Gulf Coast Shots will be published by DAT Press, and will be a coffee table book that showcases a collection of photographs I've taken along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Florida, and many points in between. I' m very excited to be working with the folks at DAT Press and another book is in the works to be published by Veracity Press.
Check them and their works and artist bios at
www.doanotherthing.com

 


11-11-2012
Also, for all of my fellow Louisianians or anyone in the New Orleans area during the month of December, check out some of my stuff in "Contemporary Antiques",  a show at Octavia Art Gallery in New Orleans Dec 1-Jan 5.
Photonola is going to be a blast!

http://photonola.org/2012/10/18/octavia-art-gallery-2/

 

8-27-2011


Currently, I'm working in portraits, expanding the fine art portfolio, and working toward bulding as many gallery submissions as possible.

I'm also expecting to shoot an ad campaign for Sweetwater Sound. Details coming...but it's gonna be fun!!

 

 

 

 

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