Joseph Michael LopezJoseph Michael Lopez was born in New York City in 1973. In search of a universal form of communication, Lopez’s admiration turned to film. To prepare for a career in film-making, he decided first to try and understand individual pictures, before working with 24 images per second. His self-taught photography gave rise to a unique imagery. At the end of the nineties he worked as a cameraman on Bruce Weber’s film ‘Chop Suey’. In 2009, without any formal degree but based on his portfolio, Lopez was accepted to do a Master’s in Photography at Columbia University, New York. Back in New York City, Lopez began to focus on analogue Street Photography in black and white.