Joe Yablonsky's work specializes in gelatin silver photographs of public sculpture. These photographs are only taken when a rare combination of lighting and atmospheric conditions are present in the scene to highlight the sculpture and it’s environment. All of his photos are hand printed using a traditional darkroom on fiber paper and are selenium toned to increase their archival permanence. His photographs can be seen at www.joeyablonsky.com.
He feels that good photographers do more prior to taking the photo than after. Whether it is film or digital, his philosophy is to give every student a strong foundation of the technical considerations (depth of field, exposure) and creative considerations (lighting, balance) that must be addressed prior to pressing the shutter release button. Also, he encourages each and every student to bring their own personality and individuality into the process by pre-visualizing the final image and obtaining photographs that are uniquely their own.