Cuban born artist Joe (Pepe) Paban is originally from Havana. Moved to the US at 8. Lived in Miami, Atlanta, went to military school in Camden SC and lived on a farm in Palmetto, Ga in the mid 70's. He currently resides in Atlanta.
Started studying classical guitar in college but fell in love with photography and switched majors. Apprenticed under one of the top architectural photographers in the US where he honed his technical skills. He then went on his own as pro commercial photographer. As time and fate would have it Joe switched gears and until recently specialized in building recording studios and fine cabinetry. His main fine art photographic influence was Edward Weston.
Joe has returned to his first love, photography. He is currently freelancing and works an an architectural interiors photographer.
In his commercial endeavor he brings his extensive digital expertise, impecable sense of color and composition and background fine art photography. This combination makes his architectural images unique and a cut above what is found in the market.
Joe is a prolific fine art photographer currently producing new work on a weekly basis for his currrent series "Botanical Abstracts".
Joe has a deep love of nature and when not working on his new Botanical Abstract series can often be found paddling his canoe on some of the better known class II/III rivers in the SE US. He is currently planning to spend more time creating nature and large scale landscape panoramic photos.All the images in the "Botanical Abstract" series are shot digitaly full frame uncropped and exactly as shot without gimmickry or special effect filters.The images are also not digitally manipulated. The only work done in Photoshop is to convert the RAW camera files to printable form (TIF) and then only adjust white balance, contrast and saturation. The only other occasional Photoshop work is cleaning up a spec of dirt or hair and once in a while a bruise or 2 on the botanicals.
Joe is creating new work on a weekly basis so check back often to view the latest work.