Joe Schmelzer
Photography, Los Angeles California United States
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Contact details
865 Sanborn Avenue
Studio 5
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Tel: 323 4269101 Fax: 323 426-9199
Brief Summary
Joe Schmelzer doesn’t stick to a single subject matter or style. But his visual aesthetic--incorporating innovative new technology while maintaining the characteristics of traditional photography--has established him as an influential presence in the travel, entertainment and shelter markets. Featured regularly in the editorial pages of <i>Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Vogue UK and Travel + Leisure</i>, Joe's distinctive images convey a natural, unstaged sense of environment. Reflected in his work, too, is Joe’s ability to make his subjects look and feel at ease, from moody fashion models to overscheduled celebs. But it’s his capacity to help clients realize their own creative visions--and his time zone-defying ability to be productive at any hour—that’s propelled Joe to the ranks of today’s most sought-after commercial photographers. Originally from suburban Cleveland (yes, Shaker Heights), Joe’s intro to photography came via an obsessively popular series of Yousuf Karsh prints. After honing his talent with still-lifes of half-eaten meals--even today a favorite subject matter--Joe relocated to Manhattan to officially launch his career. Now based in Los Angeles, Joe and his devoted pooch, Parker, make their home-office in an Art Deco suite that once served as JFK and Marilyn Monroe’s “secret” hideaway. Amid this historic inspiration, Joe conceptualizes, arranges and produces photo/video projects through his studio-production company, Treasurbite Studio, Inc. When not on assignment, Joe spends lots of time working out at the gym (he’s a bit of a fitness fanatic) and working on his first book, The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces, being published by Clarkson Potter, to be released in August 2012.
Abbott Nutrition
The Advocate
Alltel Communications
American Express
American Way Magazine
Architectural Digest
Better Homes and Gardens
Beverly Hills Hotel
Bon Appetit Magazine
Boston Common Magazine
Boston Globe Magazine
Bridge Worldwide
C Magazine
Canadian House & Home
Canvas On Demand
Capitol File Magazine
Chicago Tribune
Coastal Living
Conde Nast Traveler
Conde Nast Traveller India
Conde Nast Traveller UK
Cosmopolitan Hotel / Las Vegas
Country Living
Discover Magazine
Dorchester Collection
Elle Decor
Esquire Russia
Financial Times
Focus Magazine Germany
Forbes Life
Four Seasons Magazine
Garden Design
Glamour UK
GQ Spain
Guardian UK
Hana Hou!
HGTV Magazine
The Hollywood Reporter
Hotel Bel-Air
House Beautiful
Howard Miller Furniture
IBM Systems Magazine
IMS: Integrated Marketing Solutions
Inc. Magazine
KB Homes
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
LA Confidential
Land's End
Live Well Designs
Living Etc. UK
Los Angeles Magazine
Los Angeles Times
Lucky Magazine
Marie Claire
Mariner Magazine / Holland America Cruise Line
Mark Williams Design
Men's Journal
Men's Fitness
Men's Health
Monocle UK
O'ahu Visitors Bureau
Ocean Drive
OnEarth Magazine
One Kings Lane
Out Magazine
People Magazine
People Espanol
Rolling Stone
Smart Money Magazine
Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Story Worldwide
Sunset Magazine
Sunset Custom Publishing
This Old House
Time Magazine
Time Warner Inc.
Traditional Home
Travel + Leisure
TV Guide
Ty Pennington At Home
US Weekly
Vanity Fair
Vegas Seven
Virtuoso Life
Vogue Living Australia
Vogue UK
Wall Street Journal
Wine Spectator


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