Joe Reardon was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. His passion for photography began while in his teens when his dad presented him with a 35mm camera that he had won at a local tavern poker game. From the moment he saw his first images he knew that photography would be his voice in the world. Joe pursued formal photography training as a military photographer in the US Navy and graduating from the New England School of Photography. Joe’s work has afforded him the unique opportunity to travel the world and to capture the essence of nature everywhere he has visited. Joe is a juried artist at the following galleries:
Copley Society of Art, Boston, Ma
Rockport Art Association, Rockport Ma
South Shore Center Art Center, Cohasset Ma
New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH
Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, Ma
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge Ma
Joe also has had work displayed in the United States Senate as well as in the United States Congress and has also been published on the National Geographic's "Daily Dozen" Website.
I feel driven to capture the visual expression of what I perceive to be meaningful about the natural environment through photography. I create photographs of nature so that viewers might recall an earlier, more care-free period in life when they had more time to “stop and smell the roses” – and recognize the importance of saving time now, to invest in nature again. My goal is to create a visual that reawakens a viewer’s memory of the child-like wonder and awe inspired from his/her initial experiences within natural environments – to evoke a sense of seeing and feeling the same things for the first time, again.