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 971114-N-2302H-001Aboard USS George Washington (November 14, 1997) -- A catapult team performs a first run Òno-loadÓ on the number two catapult steam system during morning preparations for launch. George Washington and her embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently deployed on a regularly scheduled deployment to the eastern Mediterranean. The President has ordered the George Washington and elements of her Battle Group to proceed to the Arabian Gulf to support UN efforts to complete Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions, joining the USS Nimitz already on station.  U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Class Joseph Hendricks (Released)

Joe got into photography purely by chance. In 1993, after completing bootcamp in the NAVY, Joe went to the USS George Washington (as an undesignated sailor) and was asked what he wanted to do on board. He said, "I want to be a photographer more then anything in the world!" He was immediately sent down to the photo lab, and ultimately spent 7 years as a Photographer's Mate, winning five "Military Photographer of the Year" awards during that time. He would find out 20 years later, that the photo lab had placed a call to the front of the ship asking for the next undesignated sailor to be assigned to the photo lab! Joe was that next sailor! I guess you can say it was meant to be.


From that day on, photography has been his passion! To tell you the truth, Joe can shoot anything and make it look awesome, but it's his landscapes that moved him to take his photography to a new level. He sacrificed a lot to make his limited edition prints a success, and he has the determination and attitude to be the next big collectable landscape photographer! In September 2017, Joe had his first gallery showing in Del Rio, TX and it was a huge success! He sold over 15 pieces of his work in the first week! 



Joe is available for commissioned work of all types. He commits to every shoot with a strong work ethic and a fun, positive attitude! Email to inquire about photography.

If you have any questions about his work, or if there are any special locations you would love to see through his eyes, he is always looking for a challenge to capture something new and amazing! Again, you can email him at or fill out his contact form.