Ever since he was a young boy, Joe Desalvo has had two distinct passions: cameras and cars. Over the course of his decades long career as a cinematographer and director, Joe has shot hundreds of commercials and over 21 independent films for festivals screening from Cannes to Sundance. He has always had an innate love and appreciation for the melding of mechanics with art/design. He found he could fuel this passion practicing the art of cinematography and the collection of classic, iconic automobiles. For Joe, both comprise elements of science /mechanics/ creativity to create art in motion.
As an avid auto buff and hobbyist car restorer, Joe revels in shooting car spots and mastering the subtleties of camera movement best suited to each vehicle. He loves designing driving / camera car / Russian Arm shots and has collaborated with some of the best stunt drivers and camera car people in the business. Previous automotive clients include: Mercedes, Jaguar, Dodge, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota, Chevy, BMW, Cadillac, Jeep, Lincoln, Honda, Nissan, Shell, Carmax, Car sense, Hertz