Artist, Jo Ann Tomaselli, on her art: “Defining myself as a particular type of photographer is impossible as every moment behind the lens offers an opportunity to see the world from a different point of view. My photographic goal is to show the world less complicated be that in my landscape, nature or portrait work.  My inspiration? Color, shape, design and the most delightful factor of all ~ fun! “

1980 Graduated with a Liberal Arts degree in Photography & Creative Writing, Stockton University, Pomona, NJ  mentored by renowned landscape photographer Joel Sternfeld and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Stephen Dunn.

1980-1994 An IATSE electrician in Atlatic City, NYC & Philadelphia for stage, television & movies, I enjoyed working for distinguished Lighting Designers Peter Morse, Tennyson Flowers & Lenny Cowles. During my years in the entertainment industry, I’ve illuminated many esteemed artists from Rosemary Clooney to the Rolling Stones.

1994  Attended the acclaimed Florida School of Massage in Gainesville. Studies over the years included Structural Integration, Esoteric Healing and a NAHA certification in Aromatherapy. Currently retired and continue to blend wonderful potions.

1995 Moved to coastal NC, married my college sweetheart Kent, changed my maiden name from Fazzari to Tomaselli and lived between Sweden & the USA for 18 years.

2004 Switched from 35mm format to digital and though missing the days of darkroom work sessions, I now process in Adobe LightRoom6 + NIK plugins.  

Currently I shoot with a Sony A7Rll and use a variety of pro lenses for my Fine Art and Architectural photography.


2016    Solo Exhibit ‘Same View ~ Different Day’  Platypus & Gnome Wilmington, NC

              Wilmington  Arts Association Spring Show Merit Award ‘The Rusty Nail’

             Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design Arts Wilmington, NC Images of Distinction

2015    2015ArtFields  Juried Art Show, Lake City, SC  ‘The Rusty Nail’ film transfer

              Wilmington Art Association Exhibit Port City Java, Porters Neck, NC &

               Art In The Arboretum Wilmington, NC

               Cameron Art Museum Wilmington, NC State of the Art/Art of the State

               Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design Arts Wilmington, NC

              Images of Distinction / Gold


2014    NC Aquarium @ Fort Fisher Kure Beach, NC Federal Point Project 

              The Art Factory Wilmington, NC Visions Of Green 

              Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design Arts Wilmington Images of Distinction 


2013    Cape Fear Museum of History & Science Wilmington, NC                                                                        Impressions of the Lower Cape Fear

             The Upstairs Gallery Southeastern Community College Whiteville, N                                                      Images of Distinction 

             Inis Wellness Center Surf City, NC Recollections of Southeast Asia


2012    Cultural Arts Gallery University of NC Wilmington Capturing The Light
              MC Erny Gallery, WHQR Wilmington, NC The Collection 3/1 
              Caffe Phoenix Wilmington, NC Images of Distinction


2011      Caffe Phoenix Wilmington, NC  Images of Distinction

                Projekte Gallery Wilmington, NC  Images of Distinction / Gold



2016    SALT Magazine  Editor selected images

              Brunswick County, NC Town Planner Calendar Cover Image

2015    Wrightsville Beach Magazine “In Focus – Smart Photography”


2015    ARTSY SHARK – Featured Artist ‘Same View ~ Different Day’

Blue Fifth Review: Fall, Winter & Spring Editions

2014    Blue Fifth Review:  Blue Collection

2013    Blue Fifth Review Journal Year  Banner: Bottles & Branches

 2012    Blue Fifth Review Summer Collection


2014    Carolina Nature Photographers Association  

            Members Choice Award / 1st PlaceSmall Stuff

2013    Photographic Society of America Honorable Mention

Teton Morning & Rock of Ages Images

            Carolina Nature Photographers Association

            Members Choice Award / Honorable Mention / Wildlife

2010    Western North Carolina Foto Fest  3rd Place / Water





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    • Hi James, thank you so much for considering my work worthy and nominating me for an award ~ what an honor! I’d love to take part and it sounds like an amazing opportunity. Unfortunately, I’ll have to pass. I’m currently preparing images for the holidays and won’t be able to make the time right now. Thanks again for the invitation ~ wishing you all the best!

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