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
Click here for a List of Publications
"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)
- SONY A7 (ILCE-7) 118,153 photos, 3,960 members
- SONY α7&α7R with Old Lens 8,219 photos, 258 members
- Sony Alpha A7R 24,746 photos, 934 members
- Berlin Fotographer 4,461 photos, 186 members
- FP 100c 6,945 photos, 1,092 members
- Tempelhof field - Tempelhof park 2,956 photos, 246 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 12,243 photos, 13,859 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 377,242 photos, 16,980 members
- BLACK AND WHITE ONLY! - (POST 1, MUST COMMENT 3) 132,062 photos, 6,292 members
- Through the Lens of an iPhone 48,912 photos, 7,513 members
- Canon 7D - All Models 423,570 photos, 10,594 members
- Guess Where Berlin (please read the rules!) 49,682 photos, 1,456 members
- Good Money for Good Pictures 7 photos, 52 members
- Old Film Cameras (only photos of cameras) 35,392 photos, 4,794 members
- Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin 4,917 photos, 545 members
- berlinflickrtreffen 8,441 photos, 540 members
- M42 Lenses and DSLR's 62,620 photos, 3,706 members
- M42 163,712 photos, 8,788 members
- VISA POUR L'IMAGE - perpignan photojournalisme 1,456 photos, 213 members
- Abandoned 922,433 photos, 66,021 members
- Canon EOS 7D Users Group 200,249 photos, 5,408 members
- unurth pool 94,547 photos, 972 members
- Berlin für Berliner 22,840 photos, 1,217 members
- Climate Change Conference - COP 15 - Copenhagen 1,407 photos, 84 members
- Your Best Shot 2009 15,160 photos, 18,686 members
- StreetArt - PariS 87,358 photos, 2,310 members
- Stencil History X 34,780 photos, 532 members
- Wooster Collective 569,270 photos, 6,985 members
- Couchsurfing 2,171 photos, 620 members
- Light Painting - The Real Deal 87,756 photos, 13,182 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 415,027 photos, 105,946 members
- LOAF 208 photos, 10 members
- spreepark plänterwald 1,501 photos, 268 members
- Light Paint 48,830 photos, 5,603 members
- C215 9,268 photos, 465 members
- STREETARTISTS IN ACTION - PHOTOS and VIDEOS ! 11,396 photos, 584 members
- Oktoberfest München 4,143 photos, 624 members
- One Letter 40,560 photos, 2,728 members
- The Pritzker Architecture Prize on Flickr (Post 1 - Award 2) 116,409 photos, 13,026 members
- You can't take pictures here! 12,062 photos, 2,302 members
- Abandoned Berlin 7,597 photos, 734 members
- *Music To My Eyes*~L1 w/7 Levels ~Active Sweeper ! ~ P1 A5 ~ 915,099 photos, 29,127 members
- Beauty of Decay / Schönheit des Verfalls 78,445 photos, 1,915 members
- Stick Figures in Peril 25,807 photos, 19,518 members
- Rügen 10,328 photos, 723 members
- Mauerpark 2,253 photos, 260 members
- EL BOCHO 1,716 photos, 141 members
- ! streetART ►poster ►paste ups ►installations →URL /-_- 372,121 photos, 4,812 members
- ekosystem.org 392,864 photos, 3,211 members
- xoooox 557 photos, 146 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."
January 10th, 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!"
August 3rd, 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...!!!"
May 13th, 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.
October 8th, 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!"
October 7th, 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."
July 26th, 2006
Thank You for Sharing.
July 11th, 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!"
January 17th, 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!"
December 29th, 2005
"he takes unbelievable pics.
i do like. hehe
November 2nd, 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...
October 21st, 2005
"João has incredibly ecclectic tastes and it shows in his photography.
Very well done!"
October 11th, 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."
September 27th, 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."
September 21st, 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!!!"
April 12th, 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!"
April 10th, 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!!"
February 27th, 2005
"I don't know you, But I loved the bamboo and the neon photos :-D Keep on the good work!
February 15th, 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."
January 10th, 2005
"I love Joao. He is a sweet person who always shares cool pics of his world travels and his bushy eyebrows."
October 6th, 2004
- João Bambu
- October 2004
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Berlin, Germany
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- CEO of Magnetmann / Photographer
- joao.paglione [at] gmail.com