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 Place / Small 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