Photography of Local Artist Joel Carosi, Now Through September 28

“I want to create images as close as possible to the true beauty of the natural world around me. However, the beauty of nature’s creations is difficult to represent in a photograph,” states Carosi.

Nevertheless when setting out into the field to create a picture, Joel aims to vividly expose the entire range of tones and colors in an image and bring out minute details in the shadows and highlights. He tends to shoot a very large field of view, sometimes 360º, and has even created entirely spherical photos. All the photos from a shoot (which have numbered well over 100 at times) are layered, stitched, blended, and merged seamlessly into one, grand tapestry.

“I owe my love of photography to my grandfather Lou Tomon, who would bring my siblings and me to McConnell’s Mill State Park in Portersville, PA. This is where I developed a love of the outdoors, and photography, as Lou would always have his camera with him. I feel very blessed to have the health, skills, and opportunities to explore and experience some of the most divine natural wonders the planet has to offer.”

Two displays—1st floor south wing & 2nd floor Computer Commons

If you’re interested in purchasing a photo, contact Joel at
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For information about displaying your artwork at the library, contact Jamie Murphy at Or to request display space visit