■Graduate of Bismarck State College with an Associate Degree in Art and Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and concentration in Photojournalism.
■Professional Freelance photographer with nearly 10 years of experience shooting for both newspapers and magazines.
■Owner and founder of Joesephfotos Photography
Why? Because at one point in life I wasn't too happy with my situation and came across a quote in an Outside Magazine article that shook me to my core. I have since forgotten the person's name but will always remember the their quote saying, "Who's the bigger sellout? The guy who works five days a week at a job he hates, or a guy who's doing what he loves?"
Joe Rogers had lost faith in society's connection to one another until a well-traveled cowboy shed light upon his grim perception.
Now, trapped again by old feelings, he reads a passage in a book that puts him on a path to close the widening gap between strangers.
I Said Hello is Joe's personal account of finding not just himself, but a family connection among strangers by simply saying hello.