Joshua Dalsimer's professional career started at age 16. Not with a camera in his hands but with a pair of drumsticks. When most of us are lucky to hold down a part-time gig at Dairy Queen, Joshua was off touring as the original drummer for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. However, after a couple years of living out a punk rocker's fantasy, he realized there were other creative outlets he needed to explore. Joshua soon discovered photography. He received formal training at Claremont College in LosAngeles, and a hands-on education by interning with various commercial photographers. After graduation Joshua spent several years in San Francisco assisting such celebrated artists as Hunter Freeman, Richard Burbridge, and Heimo Schmidt. "I always looked at drums and photography as very similar disciplines." He says, "Both take place behind the scenes. However, both lay down a foundation that helps create a look or sound." Joshua adds, Collaboration is also very important for both, music helpedme learn how to communicate clearly about ideas with other creative people." Joshua currently resides in Boston with his wife Lisa and son Sam.