Joseph Cultice began his photography career as a young rock ‘n roll-obsessed teen in Phoenix Arizona where he was inspired by his floor-to-ceiling KISS and David Bowie posters. His teenage waterbed dreams became reality when he moved to New York City in 1989 and immediately began making an international name for himself as one of the few leading music photographers whose wide range of talents has allowed him to cross over into the celebrity and fashion fields. His first big break came with Nine Inch Nails, with whom he bonded immediately over similar aesthetics and vision, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. He has gotten stoned with Mick Jagger, been hit on by Freddie Mercury, and joined a prayer circle with the Jonas Brothers. He has been told he looks like Bono, Mel Gibson and Johnny Cash but only by people with glaucoma. He lives in between New York and Los Angeles with his son Nomi Star, his amazing woman Katsura, and a refrigerator full of kimchi.