Inspired by his love of rock 'ní roll and pop icons like KISS and David Bowie, Joseph Cultice began his career in photography in Phoenix, Arizona. He moved to New York City in 1990, where he began to receive international attention as a leading music photographer. His wide-ranging talents have allowed him to cross over into the celebrity and fashion fields.
Culticeís first big break came with Nine Inch Nails, with whom he shared similar aesthetics and vision. He was the man behind the award-winning cover for Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals album and has photographed a wide variety of world famous acts such as N'SYNC, Bjork, Moby, Destiny's Child, Macy Gray, Garbage, Boy George, Patti Smith, Beck, Plastikman, Basement Jaxx, Sasha and Digweed.
As a contributor to Vogue Magazine, YM, Mixer, Urb, Teen People, Interview and Entertainment Weekly, Cultice has also made his mark in celebrity portraiture. His fashion work has been singled out by the annual 2001 Art Director's Young Guns exhibit of must-see new work. Hintmag.com, the in-fashion website, featured one of his most recent stories.
Cultice is also an accomplished video director. His feature video release, Dead to the World, is a best-selling documentary of Marilyn Mansonís concert tour.