Originally from Philadelphia, Joe Kitchen’s passion for photography started at a young age with his first camera. This passion continued throughout high school, while also developing an interest in mathematics. In the 2000, Joe decided to attend Marist College, located in the Hudson Valley, where he majored in mathematics while also exploring photography on his time. During his time at college, Joe Kitchen acquired an acute interest in topology and geometry, which had a great influence on his interest in architectural photography. After college, Joe became involved in using the view camera and advancing his knowledge of color photography and also becoming an involved member of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY. As a member, he had the opportunity to receive critiques and suggestions on his work from internationally know photographers like Dan MacCormack and Eric Lindbloom, and also assisted with Larry Lewis (director of the Center). Joe Kitchen had the opportunity to show his work at local art galleries, and had his first major show at the Albert Shahinihan Fine Art Gallery in 2006. During this time in New York, he also taught High School math and attended graduate school, furthering his knowledge of topology, geometry and cardnality. In the summer of 2007, Joe decided to relocate back to Philadelphia and, after consulting local photographers, opened business in architectural and design photography for architects and designs in the Philadelphia area and beyond.
“I feel that my study of geometry and topology has greatly influenced me on choosing to specialize in photographing architecture. It has forced to closely consider the angles and lines of the structures I shoot and seek out the position where the most elegant of interactions of those elements takes place.”
Architectural Photography Hatboro, PA