I love people. I’ve been photographing the world around me since I was this high.
Over the past 30 years, I’ve worked as an artist in many media– playwriting, puppetry, film, radio, and theatre– all of which inform what I do with a camera.
In a portrait– we’re invincible– and the photograph of one face can reveal us all.
Joe Mazza has photographed everyone from architects such as Helmut Jahn and Ross Wimer to Hollywood Casting Directors and Production Designers. His photographs have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, TimeOut Chicago, Chicago Reader (cover photo), Newcity (3 years of covers and portraits for their series “Leaders of Chicago Culture”), American Theatre Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Magazine. Joe is the preproduction photographer for Court Theatre at the University of Chicago— and works regularly with other theaters such as The Second City, Steppenwolf, Writers Theatre, The Neo-Futurists, Oracle Productions, Blair Thomas and Company, WildClaw Theatre, Irish Theatre of Chicago, Prologue Theatre, About Face Theatre, The House Theatre, Definition Theatre, Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, The Gift Theatre, Raven Theatre, The Den Theatre, and others.
see some of Joe Mazza’s other work at http://joemazza.org
Family session fun…the fifth year working with this crew of two!