My Name is Joseph W Nienstedt and I’m a Charleston, SC based photographer who currently specializes in event and artistic photography.
I grew up in the suburbs of New York City where I began my artistic career in fine art and graphic design. While attending college I gave up fine art in favor of a career in music, which demanded my education be put on hold while I went on tour. After many years of experience on stage and in the recording studio, I decided to put my music career on hiatus to start a family. I then returned to school, but this time for a degree in technology.
Soon after the birth of my second child, My wife and I relocated our family to Charleston, South Carolina. During this time, the beauty of the landscape combined with the parental urge to document every move a child makes rekindled my artistic flame in the form of photography.
After being published in several local magazines, papers, local news sites and blogs, I began to actively fine-tune my craft and photographic voice. The ever-evolving relationship of art and life have become my main focus and is what I strive to define in the fraction of a moment that the shutter is open.
Blah blah blah… Long story short: I make pictures.