Joseph A. Rheaume is a fine art photographer and educator from the western U.S., his passion for photographic image making was fostered at a very young age while watching his father make photographs with a Polaroid land camera. An active career in music gave way to his educational endeavors in 1996 when he began his studies at Arizona State University. By 2003 he had earned degrees in Engineering (BS) with an emphasis in Graphic Communications, Technology (MS) with an emphasis in Printing, and finally Fine Art (MFA) with an emphasis in Photography. Currently, Joseph acts as a Photography & Digital Arts Instructor at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. He also is an active Digital Imaging & Graphic Arts Consultant on the West Coast for his own company Black Box Pacific / SW. Currently, Joseph holds the position of Program Coordinator for Digital Projects at the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he manages the Digital Imaging operations for the CCP. Joseph's passions in photography include collotype methods, photogravure printing, alternative photographic processes, and finding ways to incorporate digital technologies with these 19th and 20th Century photographic processes. Joseph possesses a variety of technical knowledge and abilities involving photography and graphic arts, he has worked in a variety of graphics industry areas and has also been involved in academia as a professor, corporate trainer, and curriculum developer in design, graphics, interactive media, and fine art photography.