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As a photographer, my first love, my passion was always to explore stories, themes and the vulnerabilities of men. So much of the male persona has been programed to hide their vulnerabilities and being able work with men who have been willing to let themselves go and be open to exploring those themes has been a privilege.

My life has taken me both in front of the camera and behind it. I was a film actor for twenty-five years and later in life, an acting coach and casting director. It gave me a unique perspective on being able to see the story behind people’s eyes and to compose a shot that will convey that story on film.

While most of my work these past 10 years has been in the commercial, corporate and advertising field.   This site was created as a way for me to get back to the types of artistic shoots that sparked my passion for photography. I love my clients and love the work I do with them, but that rigorous schedule of commercial shoots can sometimes make me forget the unbridled creative energy that comes from creating a shoot purely from my imagination. So with that in mind, I am making a commitment make the time for myself to create art.

A little more about me:  I am an avid motorcycle enthusiast. When I’m not shooting, my 2nd love is getting on my bike and traveling for days, exploring as much as I can.  It’s my Zen!

My commercial web site:

Joe Mazza Photography

My past work and clients:

Sense 8 opening credits. – Shooting 4k video of San Francisco for both establishing shots and the opening montage for this amazing Netflix Series.

Calendar shoots:

The Bare Chest Calendar – For The Aids Emergency Fund

Budwiser Buddies with Benefits Calendar

Black Men of the Castro – for Stop Aids Foundation.

Real Bad – Benifiting LGBTQ charities

Magazine and Publications:

DNA Magazine

Gloss Magazine