Hi I’m Joe Ligammari a professional New York City Photographer. Thanks for taking the time to learn a little about me.

My career spans over 30 years. I started shooting black and white film and developing fine art prints in my basement darkroom. At the time, I worked with a 35mm Nikon FE2 and medium format Hasselblad 500C/M.

Today, I shoot digital format using Nikon and FujiFilm cameras and lenses. On location lighting is typically Nikon speedlights. Elinchrom lighting equipment is used in my Brooklyn Studio.

Another passion of mine is Street Photography. Many of my street photography images are posted to Instagram.

I have studied Photography at the School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union in New York City.

In addition, I am a NY State Professional Engineer, with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics from New York University.

Today, my photography is being displayed in homes and buildings throughout the United States.

Artist Statement

My passion is people, landscape and cityscape photography. I strive to create images that evoke wonder, amusement, compassion, joy, mystery or the unthinkable. One that sheds new light on our world, raises questions about our world, or creates a new world. My images encompass straight ahead and artistic photography.

More About Me

Raised by my parents who were married for over 65 years. I have two adult sons, three grandsons and two granddaughters.

Growing up in Brooklyn involved playing “stick ball”, “stoop ball” and “slap ball”. My friends and I would spend all day Saturday and Sunday in the “street” playing ball. “Stick hockey” on roller skates was lots of fun too. In the evenings, we would all sit on my best friends porch and talk until 1 to 2 am. While my friends were going to Yankee and Met games, I was taking pictures and playing jazz guitar.

I studied jazz guitar with Rick Stone and Jack Leone, both wonderful teachers.