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All images © copyright 2005-2012 - All Rights Reserved Worldwide by Joao Paglione
Member of the Deutscher Presse Verband (German Press Association), International Association of Journalists, Contributor to Getty Images, Contributor to Agência Estado and several other stock photography sites.
All photos appearing on this web site are property of Joao Paglione and are protected by international copyright laws.
Please do not use any of my photography without my permission under any circumstances. Violations will be prosecuted!
I am a freelance photographer living in Berlin but was born originally in Brazil. I´ve lived in Belgium, England, USA, China, and traveled/worked in over 35 countries.
Available as Freelance / Editorial / Commissions.
+49 171 286-7869
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"Ich habe den Wunsch zu fotografieren. Ich gehe mit meiner Kamera hinaus. Ich entdecke etwas, das mich emotionell, geistig und ästhetisch aufregt. Ich sehe das Foto vor meinem inneren Auge, und ich komponiere und belichte das Negativ. Ich gebe Ihnen das Bild als Äquivalent dessen, was ich sah und fühlte."
- Alfred Stieglitz (1933)
- Berlin Fotographer 643 photos, 72 members
- FP 100c 4,930 photos, 746 members
- Tempelhof field - Tempelhof park 1,451 photos, 150 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 12,975 photos, 14,977 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 230,364 photos, 14,872 members
- BLACK AND WHITE ONLY! - (POST 1, MUST COMMENT 3) 76,518 photos, 4,815 members
- Through the Lens of an iPhone 30,129 photos, 7,438 members
- Canon 7D Digital SLR 312,659 photos, 9,793 members
- Guess Where Berlin (please read the rules!) 40,911 photos, 1,443 members
- Good Money for Good Pictures 9 photos, 54 members
- Old Film Cameras (only photos of cameras) 26,102 photos, 3,955 members
- Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin 4,578 photos, 513 members
- berlinflickrtreffen 7,529 photos, 521 members
- M42 Lenses and DSLR's 40,971 photos, 2,817 members
- M42 98,993 photos, 6,059 members
- VISA POUR L'IMAGE - perpignan photojournalisme 1,159 photos, 196 members
- Abandoned 643,044 photos, 43,375 members
- Canon EOS 7D Users Group 154,223 photos, 5,071 members
- unurth pool 49,457 photos, 913 members
- Berlin für Berliner 16,828 photos, 1,106 members
- Climate Change Conference - COP 15 - Copenhagen 1,493 photos, 89 members
- Laid Back urban pictures 15,583 photos, 626 members
- Your Best Shot 2009 15,871 photos, 19,463 members
- StreetArt - PariS 69,805 photos, 2,199 members
- Stencil History X 26,717 photos, 508 members
- Wooster Collective 442,541 photos, 6,897 members
- Couchsurfing 1,926 photos, 605 members
- Light Painting - The Real Deal 66,010 photos, 11,339 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 442,728 photos, 94,076 members
- LOAF 208 photos, 10 members
- spreepark plänterwald 1,245 photos, 237 members
- Light Paint 35,543 photos, 4,535 members
- C215 7,839 photos, 434 members
- STREETARTISTS IN ACTION - PHOTOS and VIDEOS ! 5,722 photos, 576 members
- Oktoberfest München 3,377 photos, 537 members
- One Letter 35,685 photos, 2,687 members
- The Pritzker Architecture Prize on Flickr (Post 1 - Award 4) 106,092 photos, 13,685 members
- You can't take pictures here! 17,640 photos, 2,301 members
- Abandoned Berlin 6,564 photos, 613 members
- *Music To My Eyes* ~~ 7 Levels ~~ Active Sweeper ! ~~ P1 A5 ~~~ 758,536 photos, 26,442 members
- Beauty of Decay / Schönheit des Verfalls 46,128 photos, 1,325 members
- Stick Figures in Peril 24,135 photos, 14,550 members
- Rügen 6,492 photos, 520 members
- Mauerpark 1,970 photos, 232 members
- EL BOCHO 1,410 photos, 136 members
- ! streetART ►poster ►paste ups ►installations →URL /-_- 270,741 photos, 4,569 members
- ekosystem.org 278,419 photos, 3,029 members
- xoooox 444 photos, 142 members
- Photographers' Rights. 239 photos, 3,595 members
- *** HDR AWARD [POST 1 - AWARD 5] *** 59,842 photos, 4,084 members
"I met João at Flickr, when he was still known as "JoãoBambu", and when the Flickr community was still small and everybody knew everybody. He's a cool dude, a good photographer with a keen eye and a sharp sense of humor, a nice friend, and a great inspiration."
10th January, 2008
Amber * says:
"JOAO P. WAS MY FIRST....
flickr testimonial, that is.. . he was the first on flickr to notice my poetry, my food blog, me. And he was one of the first to inspire me to go further with my photography -- because when I started I didn't know anything. He has been a contact of mine since 2005.
This has been a long time coming Joao. And should have been said so much earlier!
He is inspiring. His roots come alive and are echoed in his subjects / his framing / colors. Like a subtle drumming , a palpitation matching his hearts own rhythms .
His photography grabs you. Constant evolving of his works, make the viewer gasp. He takes subjects often abandoned and turns them into interesting, textural , insightful works. You can't just glance at each photograph, you need to study them to take in the depth and secrets that are contained within.
I expect Joao to encompass all of his dreams. His talent / drive / caring is thrown out in waves, and you can't stop that type of energy!"
3rd August, 2007
H Campos says:
"I just want to thank you for your help, I sold some photos on fotolia...(I know it took a while, I am doing a wedding in Sept....so things start happening...
thanks a lot....you might not know it but you help me a lot...!!!"
13th May, 2007
"I think his photos are truly amazing, highly detailed, great range of subjects with different lighting and effects.
I have not yet come across a photo of his that I do not like and he truly is a versatile photographer.
Keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing some shots of Germany.
8th October, 2006
"Joao is an inspirational photographer. I have been watching his Flickr photos from the beginning and they tell a great story of his life. His Flickr photography also document the progression of the skill in his beloved craft. The quality of the pictures have increased tremendously as he has transformed from beginner to expert. An added dimension is the great stories he writes for many of his pictures. Thanks for sharing your beautiful life with us Joao!"
7th October, 2006
"Versatility is his name. I like his way to see and to live the life. He's not afraid to face challenges, I think. At least it's what he demonstrates."
26th July, 2006
Thank You for Sharing.
11th July, 2006
"With the bright equipment and skill, a good photo can be taken. But what joao excels is taking that cheap little camera and pushing it to it's limits that results in great shots. Fantastic!"
17th January, 2006
"João is one of the bests! Its photos are brilliant catch moments special of its land. And he still photographs rodeos! A great hug for you amigo!"
29th December, 2005
"he takes unbelievable pics.
i do like. hehe
2nd November, 2005
Miss Pola says:
"He is a great photographer...and a great person...
He knows how cheer up the spirits of all the photographers like me that we are in the first steps in this world of photography...and with his great comment he make me stronger to make more and better photos...like he does...
I hope you the best in this world joao...you diserve this...
21st October, 2005
"João has incredibly ecclectic tastes and it shows in his photography.
Very well done!"
11th October, 2005
"Super Shaolin Bamboo Master Joao is one of the finest souls on Flickr. period. i will fight anyone with chains and beer bottles who says otherwise. Joao has the Spirit - and he shares his infectious goodness with all."
27th September, 2005
"I really like this guy's photos. Especially after he was cool with me messing with one of his photos! I really like the photos he takes of the places he visits."
21st September, 2005
"I have known John since I was 15. He trully one of the coolest and most interesting people I know (as you can see in his work here). In the words of our common friend from the past: Excellent, Mr. Joao, excellent!!!"
12th April, 2005
"joaobambu is an intrepid interpreter of cool color, passionate people, and fine photography. it seems joaobambu's mission in life is to live, love, and learn all the lessons this puzzling planet has to offer.
4 stars for personality and pizzaz!"
10th April, 2005
Technicolor Girl says:
"Joao is definitely one of my favorite Flickrers. He's funny and clever and kind.
His incredible amount (!!!) of pictures are just great; I always learn something from the captions too. There's a large variety of places he goes and things he captures in his photography.
You watch, Joao is going to be the next best professional photo journalist!!"
27th February, 2005
"I don't know you, But I loved the bamboo and the neon photos :-D Keep on the good work!
15th February, 2005
"Joao is a poet of the imagination. His photos reflect an innocent playfulness and an endless curiosity about the world that surrounds him.
I always look forward to the next stream of Joao's pictures - they are whimsical, colorful and so beautifully composed."
10th January, 2005
"I love Joao. He is a sweet person who always shares cool pics of his world travels and his bushy eyebrows."
6th October, 2004
- João Paglione
- October 2004
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Berlin, Germany
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Photographer / Photojournalist
- joao.paglione [at] gmail.com