Joe Wigdahl is an award-winning portrait and landscape photographer who works in advertising, editorial and design. He approaches what he shoots with an eye that looks for beauty in realism- whether the subjects and the settings are real or part of a fully produced shoot he aims to give the viewer a sense that what they’re looking at is a genuine moment that was captured. His cinematic, reportage style is used to convey a sense of the dramatic and beautiful in everyday details and moments.
He lives in Sydney, Australia. He takes and makes pictures and is an occaisional glassblower.
Joe is not (but wishes he were) a seafarer, a knife-fighter, an agricultural innovator, a marsh-dwelling fisherman, a poet hobo, a sponge diver, a swiss cowherd, a prison tattoo artist or an old guy who sips muscatel and plays bocci ball in the shade of trellised vines.
PRINT Magazine Regional Design Awards-
AltPick Awards Design: Ad Campaign
PDN / Photo District News Photo Annual Winner: Category- Corporate Design / Photo Products
Nominee- Best Picture in Fine Art Category Nominee- Best Picture in Abstract Category
2006 -International Color Awards
Nominee- Best Picture in Fine Art Category Nominee- Best Picture in People Category
ADVERTISING CLIENTS : ABF-Swisslog, Blackberry RIM, Central DuPage Hospital, Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid, Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago White Sox, Ford Motor Company, Gatorade, Illinois Tollway Authority, Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Marlboro, Sears Kenmore, Sprint, Stora Enso Paper Company, Walgreens.
EDITORIAL CLIENTS: The Advocate, Americas Quarterly, Benefits Selling Magazine, Bicycling Magazine, Bon Apetit, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social Magazine, Die Weltwoche, Dime Magazine, Lumpen Magazine, Life Insurance Selling Magazine, Market Watch, Money, New Beauty, Print Magazine, Proximity Magazine, Punk Planet, Rides, Reed Pages Magazine, Runner's World, Satisfaction Magazine, Spin Magazine, TimeOut Chicago, Wondertime Magazine, WHERE Magazine, XXL, and others.
DESIGN CLIENTS: Michael Freimuth Design, CME Group, Froeter Design, Osten Corporation, HBO, R5 Marketing, Struggle Inc, Webb Scarlett de Vlam