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 simplicity, be that in my landscape, nature or portrait work. My inspiration? Color, shape, design and the most delightful factor of all ~ fun! “
1980 Liberal Arts degree in Photography & Creative Writing, Stockton University, Pomona, NJ. Mentored with renowned photographer Joel Sternfeld and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Stephen Dunn.
1980-1994 IATSE electrician Atlantic City, New York & Philadelphia for stage, television & movies; assistant to lighting designers Peter Morse, Lenny Cowles & Tennyson Flowers illuminating many esteemed artists from Rosemary Clooney to the Rolling Stones.
1994 Attended Florida School of Massage, Gainesville. Studies included Structural Integration, Esoteric Healing and NAHA certification in Aromatherapy.
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 Migrated from 35mm format to digital and, loving the days of darkroom work sessions, now process in Adobe LightRoom & Photoshop.
Currently shooting with a Sony A7Riii and a variety of pro lenses for my Fine Art and Architectural photography, running a small B&B & blending wonderful potions.
WEBSITE @ https://jo-ann-tomaselli.pixels.com/
INSTAGRAM @ https://www.instagram.com/joanntomaselli/
FACEBOOK @ https://www.facebook.com/JoAnnTomaselliPhotography
WORDPRESS @ https://joanntomaselli.wordpress.com/2014/12/
2021 A Novel Experience Gallery Zebulon, GA Dog & Pony Show
2018 Sweet Nectar Gallery Leland NC Artists Choice
Art In Bloom @ Platypus & Gnome Wilmington NC
Wilmington Silver Arts 2nd Place: Revolution
NC Fort Fisher Aquarium Gallery Life On The Coast
Aces Gallery Wilmington NC The Art Of Light
2017 Cameron Art Museum Wilmington NC State Of The Art/Art Of The State
Aces Gallery Wilmington NC Artists Choice
2016 Solo Exhibit ‘Same View ~ Different Day’ Platypus & Gnome Wilmington NC
Wilmington Arts Association Spring Show Merit Award ‘The Rusty Nail’
Bellamy Mansion Museum Wilmington NC Images of Distinction
2015 2015ArtFields Juried Art Show Lake City SC ‘The Rusty Nail’
Wilmington Art Association 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 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 Wilmington NC Images of Distinction
2013 Cape Fear Museum of History & Science Wilmington NC
Impressions of the Lower Cape Fear
Southeastern Community College Whiteville NC Images of Distinction
Inis Wellness Center Surf City NC Recollections of Southeast Asia
2012 University of NC Wilmington Capturing The Light
MC Erny Gallery 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
2014 Carolina Nature Photographers Association
Members Choice Award 1st Place Small Stuff
2013 Photographic Society of America Honorable Mention
‘Rock of Ages’
Carolina Nature Photographers Association
Members Choice Award Honorable Mention Wildlife
2012 Photographic Society of America Honorable Mention
2010 Photographic Society of America Honorable Mention
Western North Carolina Foto Fest 3rd Place Water
2018 Wrightsville Beach Magazine CFCC Group Editor selected images
2016 SALT Magazine Editor selected images
Brunswick County NC Town Planner Calendar Cover ‘Go In Grace’
2015 Wrightsville Beach Magazine Feature ‘In Focus – Smart Photography’
2014 CNPA Camera In The Wild Small Creatures
2013 CNPA Camera In The Wild Wildlife
2021 Flash Frontier – Salt & Sweet
2020 Love In The Time Of Covid ~ A Chronicle of a Pandemic WordPress
Flash Frontier – Water
2019 Flash Frontier – Love
2018 Blue Five Notebook Series – Flash Special
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 2013 Banner Image
2012 Blue Fifth Review Summer Collection
Amazing creative Blog, nice place ,i invite You to my dungeon, REGARDS
Thanks for visiting emeraldwake ~ appreciate your invite :-)
i am glad then,Bless
Amazing stuff! Happy Birthday to your dad! As a shameless bit of self-promotion, I put my monochrome on http://crooked-and-black.com. I love your photos..
Thanks Rajiv! Glad you stopped by :-)
Wonderful photography Jo Ann! I love the simplified touch in your work! :)
Thank You Elina!
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I found you through Douglas Moorezart. So great that he shared you! You’re a beautiful, inspirational photographer, I will look forward to seeing more of:-)
Why thank you Anica! So nice to have a mutual friend in Douglas and so wonderful to meet you too!
Hey Jo Ann Your blog and work is really wonderful. Would love to stop by regularly. Nice to meet you. Have a good day.:)
Thank you very much mr.picturing! I’m glad you stopped by & look forward to seeing you and your beautiful blog again!
Thank you again Jo Ann for following my blog.
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Thanks for liking ”The Prisoner’s Wife” and for the follow. All much appreciated.
Your welcome Hope!
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Amazing blog, fantastic photography – love your photos! Thank you for visiting my blog and for the follow. :-)
Thank you too Ms. Permacooking! The feeling is mutual :-)
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Why thank you ever so much for your very generous comments mistermaxx ~ I’m delighted you enjoy my work and honored you took the time to tell me so ~ thanks a million!
thank you for the re blog. i want to tell you that you are very creative and i enjoy your work. so much that is ahead of the curve. truly incredible. peace
Hi I just nominated you for a award please follow the link below to accept :)
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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No problem Joann :) The offer is always open and you don’t have to commit right away, I understand busy schedules and prior commitments. Best if luck to you and your blog!
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