Thank you for visiting Ardent Designs Photography
online! We are pleased to present to you our online portfolio as
well as more information about ADP.
ADP is the latest iteration of a photographic career that
spans 20 years, and began with photographing pets and champion show
dogs for families and breeders. This company was affectionately
named Critter Pictures. Joe Attended Lansing Community College Media
Institute and majored in commercial & architectural photography
in the late 80's to Early 90's and Graduated summa cum laude. Concurrently
with the Media Institute Joe was working as an assistant and photographer
at a combination portrait studio (Creative Image) and advertising
agency (Forsberg Advertising) in Lansing, Michigan.
Joe Then moved to Ann Arbor and worked as a photographer at the
University of Michigan along with many other photographers
and served in a unit of the University Hospital called Biomedical
Communications (later known as BMC). While at the
University Joe honed many photographic skills including, studio,
& location photography ranging from small products, individual
head shots and scientific photography to architectural interior
and exterior photos. Joe's photos adorned a multitude of annual
reports, advertising style brochures, and periodic publications.
Along with working as a university photographer he began "The
Eye Works" which was his own photographic endeavor shooting
for ad agencies, designers, and businesses to fulfill their marketing
needs. He utilized space in his own home as studio space for small
products and art photos, and further developed his own location
lighting style for shooting anything that they could throw in front
of the camera.
The universities stiff creative culture motivated Joe to make a
change and he explored a separate career in computer networking
and has become a successful network analyst for many companies over
the years, but photography is and always will be his first love.
Currently ADP shoots Ardent Designs Jewelry & Glass
and many of the spaces that
Studio Intrigue Architects in Lansing, MI,
has designed. Also ADP has opened an online
shop at etsy to sell unique photographic prints, greeting
and note cards.
Please take some time to view the ADP online portfolios
us at Ardent Designs with questions or requests for bids
on your location photography needs. Also stop by our online
shop to view and purchase several unique photographic
prints, greeting and note cards.