Joe Leone, Clearwater Member Since March 2013 Artist Statement Joe Leone is a portrait photographer in Pinellas County, Florida who graduated from the New York Institute of Photography. He has photographed entertainers such as Kellie Pickler and Rodney Atkins, been invited to photograph presidential candidates and countless others. He has also been published several times in the St. Petersburg Times and Inventors Digest magazine in October of 2012.
Joe has always had an obsession with photography and in 2005 resumed his hobby, photographing mainly nature and wildlife. Eventually, with a push from his wife and family, he started his photography business 7 years later in 2012.
Today, Joe specializes in individual portraiture in the Southeast and around the U.S. for magazines, advertisements, family and special requests. He has a creative eye and a unique talent of capturing the essence of his subjects while using unique styles to create extraordinary images and memorable experiences. He also has the ability to quickly work with people, a strong design sense and his images, whether black and white or color, tell stories to the viewer.