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) 247,348 photos, 6,282 members
- SONY α7&α7R with Old Lens 21,564 photos, 461 members
- Sony Alpha A7R 55,519 photos, 1,399 members
- Berlin Fotographer 8,495 photos, 262 members
- FP 100c 8,448 photos, 1,358 members
- Tempelhof field - Tempelhof park 3,035 photos, 276 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 11,861 photos, 13,173 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 420,719 photos, 17,199 members
- BLACK AND WHITE ONLY! - (POST 1, MUST COMMENT 3) 181,570 photos, 7,450 members
- Through the Lens of an iPhone 55,667 photos, 7,328 members
- Canon 7D - All Models 513,363 photos, 10,943 members
- Guess Where Berlin (please read the rules!) 47,960 photos, 1,474 members
- Good Money for Good Pictures 7 photos, 50 members
- Old Film Cameras (only photos of cameras) 44,267 photos, 5,309 members
- Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin 5,743 photos, 549 members
- berlinflickrtreffen 11,055 photos, 535 members
- M42 Lenses and DSLR's 85,717 photos, 4,339 members
- M42 234,446 photos, 11,820 members
- VISA POUR L'IMAGE - perpignan photojournalisme 1,432 photos, 225 members
- Abandoned 1,148,911 photos, 78,709 members
- Canon EOS 7D Users Group 240,521 photos, 5,687 members
- unurth pool 137,513 photos, 999 members
- Berlin für Berliner 30,347 photos, 1,386 members
- Climate Change Conference - COP 15 - Copenhagen 1,407 photos, 85 members
- Your Best Shot 2009 14,727 photos, 18,063 members
- StreetArt - PariS 107,579 photos, 2,421 members
- Stencil History X 39,169 photos, 547 members
- Wooster Collective 673,329 photos, 6,949 members
- Couchsurfing 2,261 photos, 610 members
- Light Painting - The Real Deal 105,515 photos, 14,292 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 402,518 photos, 103,760 members
- LOAF 218 photos, 10 members
- spreepark plänterwald 1,524 photos, 262 members
- Light Paint 60,005 photos, 6,098 members
- C215 11,030 photos, 505 members
- STREETARTISTS IN ACTION - PHOTOS and VIDEOS ! 16,413 photos, 592 members
- Oktoberfest München 4,402 photos, 662 members
- One Letter 43,816 photos, 2,717 members
- The Pritzker Architecture Prize on Flickr (Post 1 - Award 2) 104,358 photos, 10,428 members
- You can't take pictures here! 11,630 photos, 2,263 members
- Abandoned Berlin 8,678 photos, 761 members
- *Music To My Eyes*~L1 w/7 Levels ~Active Sweeper ! ~ P1 A5 ~ 1,019,094 photos, 30,401 members
- Beauty of Decay / Schönheit des Verfalls 118,778 photos, 2,353 members
- Stick Figures in Peril 26,405 photos, 20,762 members
- Rügen 15,175 photos, 927 members
- Mauerpark 2,220 photos, 262 members
- EL BOCHO 1,843 photos, 147 members
- ! streetART ►poster ►paste ups ►installations →URL /-_- 473,566 photos, 5,033 members
- ekosystem.org 504,766 photos, 3,239 members
- xoooox 670 photos, 146 members
Thiago Pedrosa says:
"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
gabby wind says:
"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
periodic chalk says:
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
steady observation says:
"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
old-fashioned page 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