Humans of the Catskills: Joe Damone

Joe Damone / Photo Credit: Jill Ribich

Journey to the Catskills:

My wife bought a fixer upper in Andes without telling me. My accountant at the time “mentioned“ she was buying the house. When I asked her about it, she said “don’t worry, it won’t cost you a dime.” Anyway, we would end up moving up here as an experiment about seventeen years ago. For the first ten years or so I felt like I was in the witness protection program. Except for the winter, I have grown to like it here.


I am a photographer and a musician. Mostly now I am photographer but do still work as a musician from time to time.  


My avocation and vocation are the same. I used to be a scuba diver but kind of fell out of it. I am looking to start again.   

Happiness Is:

My lovely wife Eloise and daughter Montana, taking a great photo, playing a great groove, my pug Louie, and two cats Eliot and Oreo.  

Favorite Dish:

I don’t have one, but I love Italian, Japanese, Chinese, spicy Indian, and BBQ. I like to eat out.