Joe is 38 years old customer service manager who's always dreamed about being a stand-up comedian. He loves taking in comedy shows and Cirque du Soleil. He enjoys music, movies, and the arts, and he likes to mentor the youth.
He is very much a family man, and family is who he gives most of his time to when he is not working. And family is also where most of his joys but also fears and worries come from.
His dad has been through a few serious health episodes, and so Joe is trying to spend a lot of time with him right now helping him enjoy life while he still can. One-on-one talks with his kids bring him unspeakable joy and are a source of laughs.
As he is getting older he is realizing that it is inevitable that the elderly members of his family will be passing on, and he will lose those who have been a source of wisdom and support for him and his own family. One of the hardest and saddest times Joe's been through was the recent loss of his grandfather, the last surviving grandparent.
Imagine is a project inspired by Howard Schatz’s In Character series of portraits where he asked his subjects - actors - and he suggested to them situations and characters, and captured their portrayal of those situations.
In Imagine, we ask people - friends and otherwise - what they dream to be and see in life, and what they fear. We ask what makes them laugh, and what makes them cry, what brings up emotions and feelings in them. We then ask them to imagine that those dreams and feared moments have materialized.