About Detroit Based Photographer Joe Polimeni

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Joe Polimeni meets NYSE Security prior to a shoot in front of the Exchange.

About Detroit Based Photographer Joe Polimeni.

According to my mother, my pictures “came out clear;” it was a start. It seemed I was never without a camera. The high school newspaper and yearbook were my early beat. My hobby segued into a summer job running film to a lab for

New York fashion studio.  I started freelancing for United Press International not long after and a career was born. Presidents, Kings, Queens, Princesses, worldwide breaking news, sporting events, Olympics, fashion runways and supermodels was all in a day’s work. My travels have taken me to every state and nearly every major city worldwide.

Now as a contract photographer, I photograph everything from fashion, executives, and cars throughout the world. Consulting with top management of Fortune 500 companies, I advise the best opportunities

Joe Polimen runs with the Olympic Torch

Joe Polimeni runs with the Olympic Torch

to photograph and represent their brand in press kits, editorial publications and social media. I speak with students, at all levels, on all facets of photography.

I’ve photographed every president since Nixon, the number of runway shows total into the 5 figures, more than 20 World Series, Super Bowls, NBA championships, countless Title Fights, not to mention the College arena as well. I followed soon to be Presidents on the campaign trail, riots, blackouts, famine and weather. I’ve been published in most major magazines, newspapers and books globally.

With 8 Olympic Games under my belt from as far a Korea and as close as Lake Placid, I also was an official photographer for the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay, photographing the Olympic Flame’s

progress through 48 states in 65 days and had the privilege of being a Torchbearer.

To paraphrase the great photographer Ansel Adams, I don’t take pictures, I make them. Being a photographer it’s not what I do, but it’s who I am.

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Shooting on location in Geneva

Building relationships with the people I photograph is my hallmark style.

Creative and innovative, developing concepts into reality with a no problems, just solutions approach, delivering on time and on budget.

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