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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 1,466 photos, 104 members
- FP 100c 5,136 photos, 834 members
- Tempelhof field - Tempelhof park 1,612 photos, 172 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 12,693 photos, 14,630 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 292,045 photos, 15,831 members
- BLACK AND WHITE ONLY! - (POST 1, MUST COMMENT 3) 90,322 photos, 5,090 members
- Through the Lens of an iPhone 37,558 photos, 7,565 members
- Canon 7D Digital SLR 343,878 photos, 9,961 members
- Guess Where Berlin (please read the rules!) 43,372 photos, 1,441 members
- Good Money for Good Pictures 8 photos, 54 members
- Old Film Cameras (only photos of cameras) 27,788 photos, 4,085 members
- Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin 4,778 photos, 520 members
- berlinflickrtreffen 7,648 photos, 518 members
- M42 Lenses and DSLR's 43,709 photos, 3,016 members
- M42 108,947 photos, 6,708 members
- VISA POUR L'IMAGE - perpignan photojournalisme 1,344 photos, 201 members
- Abandoned 705,369 photos, 49,605 members
- Canon EOS 7D Users Group 168,086 photos, 5,141 members
- unurth pool 60,575 photos, 939 members
- Berlin für Berliner 18,487 photos, 1,127 members
- Climate Change Conference - COP 15 - Copenhagen 1,464 photos, 90 members
- Laid Back urban pictures 16,465 photos, 633 members
- Your Best Shot 2009 15,587 photos, 19,229 members
- StreetArt - PariS 73,997 photos, 2,219 members
- Stencil History X 29,153 photos, 516 members
- Wooster Collective 479,147 photos, 6,911 members
- Couchsurfing 2,102 photos, 610 members
- Light Painting - The Real Deal 70,446 photos, 11,801 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 431,738 photos, 100,468 members
- LOAF 208 photos, 10 members
- spreepark plänterwald 1,351 photos, 246 members
- Light Paint 38,399 photos, 4,762 members
- C215 8,227 photos, 441 members
- STREETARTISTS IN ACTION - PHOTOS and VIDEOS ! 7,255 photos, 576 members
- Oktoberfest München 3,421 photos, 557 members
- One Letter 36,855 photos, 2,706 members
- The Pritzker Architecture Prize on Flickr (Post 1 - Award 4) 109,224 photos, 13,302 members
- You can't take pictures here! 13,277 photos, 2,320 members
- Abandoned Berlin 6,888 photos, 631 members
- *Music To My Eyes*~L1 w/7 Levels ~Active Sweeper ! ~ P1 A5 ~ 794,285 photos, 26,900 members
- Beauty of Decay / Schönheit des Verfalls 53,201 photos, 1,433 members
- Stick Figures in Peril 24,523 photos, 16,424 members
- Rügen 7,719 photos, 558 members
- Mauerpark 2,103 photos, 248 members
- EL BOCHO 1,510 photos, 135 members
- ! streetART ►poster ►paste ups ►installations →URL /-_- 295,945 photos, 4,622 members
- ekosystem.org 308,450 photos, 3,097 members
- xoooox 461 photos, 146 members
- Photographers' Rights. 239 photos, 3,587 members
- *** HDR AWARD [POST 1 - AWARD 5] *** 63,390 photos, 4,110 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