About Joe

Portrait of Joe De Sciose | Photographer in Birmingham Alabama

Joe’s photographs have been extensively featured in books, magazines and electronic media. From 2003 to 2008, Joe was a Senior Staff Photographer at Southern Living Magazine. His images have been seen worldwide in a variety of print and electronic media for editorial and advertising purposes. His photographs have also appeared in B Metro, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Flower Magazine, Business Alabama, The New York Times Magazine and numerous Condé Nast, Hearst and Meredith magazines and books, as well as in print media for the New York Botanical Garden and The Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

In 2015 De Sciose produced a gallery exhibit of large black & white fine art photographs of The Moss Rock Preserve now in the permanent collection of the City of Hoover, Alabama. In 2016 he completed a nearly 2 year project documenting the restoration of the historic Lyric Theatre in Birmingham.

Fine art photographs of his select imagery are available for purchase.

Portrait of Joe De Sciose | Photographer in Birmingham Alabama

Joe’s photographs have been extensively featured in books, magazines and electronic media. From 2003 to 2008, Joe was a Senior Staff Photographer at Southern Living Magazine. His images have been seen worldwide in a variety of print and electronic media for editorial and advertising purposes. His photographs have also appeared in B Metro, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Flower Magazine, Business Alabama, The New York Times Magazine and numerous Condé Nast, Hearst and Meredith magazines and books, as well as in print media for the New York Botanical Garden and The Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

In 2015 De Sciose produced a gallery exhibit of large black & white fine art photographs of The Moss Rock Preserve now in the permanent collection of the City of Hoover, Alabama. In 2016 he completed a nearly 2 year project documenting the restoration of the historic Lyric Theatre in Birmingham.

Fine art photographs of his select imagery are available for purchase.

Some facts about Joe:

  • Likes to shoot plants, flowers, gardens, skylines, big cities, small towns, beautiful women, ugly guys, marching bands, food, restaurants, hotels, buildings, close-ups, wide shots and photos that tell a story, make you laugh and make you want to know more.
  • Joe prefers Nikon and loves the Lens Baby.
  • Joe likes perfect sharpness and impressionistic blur.
  • Joe’s laid-back attitude helps people relax, which makes them photograph better.
  • Joe does that disarming cross-eyed thing during ironic situations, which he must have learned from a dog or a Muppet.
  • Joe doesn’t forget you after the shoot is over–he checks in later just to see how you’re doing.
  • Joe has an all-seeing eye like Sauron in The Lord of the Rings, only without the evil.
  • Joe canoed rapids on Georgia’s Flint River for a photo shoot and didn’t drop any camera gear into the water.
  • Joe is a vegetarian, since 1991—go figure!
  • Joe grew up in Denver, has lived in Madrid, Barcelona, Brooklyn, Manhattan and now enjoys being a photographer in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Joe knows the difference from a six color Heidelberg and a Hydrangea macrophylla.
  • Joe likes sustainability especially for photographers.

De Sciose portrait by Leslie Adair