Joel Odesser

Photography is a family passion. His grand father, Henri Odesser, was a professional photographer, as was his father. “I will always remember the moments when my dad placed my hesitant child’s fingertips on his old-school reflex camera so I would learn hoe to hold it properly”. That’s how the basics were handed downs to him. World travel deepened his skills.
Inspiration comes upon discovery of the contrasts of cultures, the intricate relationships of seemingly unconnected places. ” I enjoy exploring the urban still life, fruits in local markets or the poetry of empty streets.”

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Joel Odesser

Photography is a family passion. His grand father, Henri Odesser, was a professional photographer, as was his father. “I will always remember the moments when my dad placed my hesitant child’s fingertips on his old-school reflex camera so I would learn hoe to hold it properly”. That’s how the basics were handed downs to him. World travel deepened his skills.
Inspiration comes upon discovery of the contrasts of cultures, the intricate relationships of seemingly unconnected places. ” I enjoy exploring the urban still life, fruits in local markets or the poetry of empty streets.”

Opposite Worlds was his first series in Asia. Both New York and Hong Kong represent home to him. He can see lots of similarities and contrasts between both places as well as within each of them.

Hong Kong Lives series of patchwork panoramas present moving subjects on still background, life as it happens in the turbulent central district, filled with free electrons randomly evolving. The whole series emphasizes that, in spite of uniformity, individuals follow necessarily their own path.