Joanna McCarthy’s career as an editorial and fine art photographer began in New York where she was a model with the Ford and Wilhelmina agencies and was photographed by Irving Penn, Hiro, and Saul Leiter; in the early 1980’s she studied acting with Robert X. Modica at Carnegie Hall. Joanna began photographing during her modeling career and she quickly gained attention as her photographs began appearing in Forbes, New York, Outside and Popular Photography magazines; her clients have included Nikon, Holland American Cruise Lines, the Dreyfus Co. and the Sierra Club, among many others. Joanna’s images have garnered numerous awards from Communication Arts and the New York Art Director’s Club; and her prints have been included in several exhibitions, including the Center of Pho- tography at Woodstock, Nikon House, the Kentucky Derby, and the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York. Her images have been repre- sented by Getty Images for most of her career.
Jennifer Heffner’s photography is eclectic and storytelling. Her background in photojournalism captures her love of photographing the visual narratives of everyday life. Jennifer starting taking photos at age 5, after her neighbor gave her a garage sale camera. She has worked for a variety of newspapers, magazines and even two years as a photographer and photo editor for the President George W. Bush White House Photo Office. You will never find her without a camera in her hand or an adventure waiting to be explored.
Helen’s work is a collection of fine-art photographs of sea- and landscapes capturing the serenity of nature. Most often taken in early morning or late evening, Helen explores how light and weather affects the elements of nature and the emotions they evoke. She also experiments with long exposure and camera movement to add softness and painting-like qualities to her photographs. Helen has exhibited with East End Arts, and Alex Ferrone Gallery, where she has received Honorable Mention Awards for her work.
Paul’s current series of abstract work focuses on macro images of nature combined with additional exposures of ice, snow, sand, and sky. These futuristic scenes, inspired by the writings of Kurt Vonnegut, offer a wry commentary on global warming and climate change. Paul’s work is printed on a variety of substrates including metal, paper, and canvas.. His photography been displayed in galleries such as Ashawagh Hall, Southampton Cultural Center, Water Mill Museum, East End Arts, Southold Historical Museum, Remsenburg Academy, Quogue Library, and Guild Hall. This year Paul exhibited at Art Basel, Miami, specifically Spectrum Art, under the representation of Artblend Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale.
My interest in photography was fostered by my father who still maintains a catalogued inventory of 28,000 Kodachrome slides. I come from an artistic family who can paint and draw but I can’t create a scene with my hands. So, I look through the lens of a camera. Mostly, I stick to writing. I retired from a career in local government and spend my time doing things outside…with a camera in hand.
My art bridges the world of reality and the realm of imagination. Using the techniques digital art offers today’s photographer I meld classic photography with digital imagery creating a medium I call “Interpretative Photography.”
“New York City – 40 Images”
I’ve been photographing New York City as one of my projects since 1980 and now have more than 800 photographs. Four hundred of them are in the collection of the New-York Historical Society and one was published in a book titled “Treasures From The Collection”. The exhibit at the Sachem Library will have forty photos including some new ones.