Joe's passion for the American Southwest as well as his ancestral American Indian and
European Spanish roots have brought him to view and share his perspective of the world through a camera lens. Santa Fe and northern New Mexico are significant to him as his homeland, his birthplace. The natural geology of the high desert region and the cultural history of the area have drawn him to capture beautiful moments and share his photographs. In particular, the authenticity of human expression with people smiling and enjoying life is rewarding to him. And the historical aspects attracted him to photograph the architecture of the area from ancient pueblos to current adobe-style architecture to territorial style. Finally, the artists, artisans, and craftsman drew him to photograph examples of seven long-standing artists in the area.