Hi, I am Joe New York!

aka Joe Ligammari

My passion is Cityscape, Landscape and Lifestyle Photography. I look to create photographs that invoke wonder, amusement, compassion, joy and laugher. I enjoy capturing people smiling when they see their children, family, friends and themselves in a photograph. The images I create are “straight ahead” and artistic photography.

About Joe New York

I’m Joe New York a Professional New York Photographer + Artist + Engineer.  Thanks for taking the time to learn a little about me.

My career spans over 30 years as a Professional Photographer + Engineer +Artist. As a result today, I work as a full-time lifestyle, portrait, landscape and cityscape photographer.

Over the past 7 years,  I have dedicated my time to photography, visual arts and writing.

As a photographer, I started  shooting, at the age of 20, black and white film. My fine art prints were developed  in my parents basement, where I created a “make-shift” darkroom. At the time, I worked with a 35mm Nikon FE2 and a medium format Hasselblad 500C/M. Today I shoot digital format, using Nikon cameras, lenses and speedlights for on location shooting.  Elinchrom lighting equipment is used in my Brooklyn Studio.

I have studied Photography at the School of Visual Arts and The Cooper Union in New York City and Engineering at NYU Poly.

Aside from my “creative side”, I am NY and NJ Licensed Professional Engineer, with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics from New York University. I have  been employed as a chemical engineer, financial planner and construction manager  for major US engineering companies.

More About Joe New York

I was born in Dyker Heights Brooklyn, NY and raised in there.  I  went to Brooklyn Technical HS and to NYU Poly in Brooklyn.  As a result of living in Brooklyn my whole life  and I consider myself a true Brooklynite.

Lifestyle Portrait Photography - Killer Joe Photography

My older son Joe and his family.

I was raised by my parents in Dyker Heights Brooklyn who are now married for 66 years. My two adult boys are married and have three grandsons.  Jack is the older brother and Sean is one year old. They love their Mom Cara.

Teddy my youngest grandson was born on August 21, 2017. He weighted 6 lbs 9 ozs and 20 inches tall.

Growing Up in Brooklyn

Going back to my first experiences with photography started when I was about 17 years old. My first camera was a 35mm Pentax. Developing of film and making prints were done in a “make-shift” darkroom in my parents basement. The developing chemicals were smelly, that is what I remember most. It would take hours to develop the film and print a 8×10 inch black and white photograph. Digital photography has completely changed the process.

Growing up in Brooklyn involved playing “stick ball”, “stoop ball” and “slap ball”. My friends and I would spend all day Saturday and Sunday in the street playing ball. “Stick hockey” on roller skates was lots of fun too. In the evenings, we would all sit on my best friends porch and talk until 1 to 2 am.

When my friends were going to Yankee and Met games, I was taking pictures and playing jazz guitar. I studied jazz guitar with Rick Stone and Jack Leone, both wonderful teachers.

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