Joseph Costa


Joseph Costa
Bird on a Wire, Silk City, 2004
C print
Gift of the artist

Joseph Costa has said, “Photography is an indispensable tool in art.  There is no other art form that can more accurately capture the fleeting moments of life.”  Bird on a Wire, Silk City is an excellent example of his fine art digital photography.  Costa says that in order to create a heightened, surrealistic sense of reality, he “paints” his subjects with different colored light sources and sharp color contrasts.  He uses a computer to complete his final images.

Costa graduated from Monclair State University and is currently Curator of Photography at the Paterson Museum.  He has exhibited his work in a number of area galleries, museums, and publications.  See more of his photographs at