Manale Family

Photographer and Artist

Lisa Manale

I remember always having a camera and wanting to take pictures of everything. I was about 8 or 9 when I had my first camera, a Kodak 126! Yes, with the flashcubes! Then  the 110’s came next for awhile then different models of 35mm where you had to wind the film manually. In high school, I took photography and we made a camera out of black construction paper. It was a box with a piece of photo paper inside and a pinhole in the front with a lid. I took a picture with this thing and it worked!

 

 

Then we developed our pictures in the photo lab. Learning the concept and process in this way had me hooked even more than before. My photography over the years has always been a hobby and sometimes I just like to capture memories on film. Either way there is some kind of an emotional connection in this popular field. At least for most photographers and artists, in my opinion. Everyone I know will tell you, I almost always have a camera with me. I will photograph almost anything and love a wide variety of themes.

 

 

When digital cameras came around, I was partial to film and wasn’t sure if I would like the change but I realized that digital gave you so many options and many positive points about it BUT, some days, I do miss film, just the whole concept of taking a picture, the process and the rawness of the photo itself. Like my father, I too love music and I worked in the music industry for fifteen years. After graduating from Film & Video school, the combinations of these three passions have led me on the path I’m on today.
My dream job would be a photojournalist where I could travel the world and experience it with life-learning images.

 

 

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Joe Manale

 

Created by my father and I, Manale Images has been a long time in the making. A dream and a plan and it finally came to fruition for us FL natives. We both shared an artistic passion from an early age.

For my dad, Joseph, he was already playing piano at age six and his love for music has continued to grow over the years. He even dabbled in photography and 8mm home movies in his earlier days. He is a self taught artist and his desire to draw and paint started when he was 15.

 

Having an open mind to many themes, my dad’s exceptional talent has led him to painting cityscapes, landscapes, nudes, abstracts, religious images and charcoal drawings. His signature trademarks are the large, striking eyes on people and with many of his paintings, the multi color shape combinations to create the image, somewhat of a melting look. Undoubtedly, his paintings are unique.
With a majority of his art expressed out of passion, his work has also been utilized in the medical field where his illustrations for heart surgeons and heart patient books showed detailed drawings of surgical procedures and information.

 

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Today, he continues to paint with his never ending creative ideas.   ~Lisa Manale

 

 

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