About Joe


The Adirondack’s pretty much sum up Joe Rector. At a very early age he fell in love with his family camp on Union Falls Pond in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain. At 18, he started building traditional Adirondack guide-boats from spruce stumps and century-old pine trees. Throughout his 20’s and 30’s Joe photographed the Adirondack Park.

His scenic photos have been published in numerous magazines and calendars with the bulk of them appearing inside Adirondack Life magazine as well as on the covers.

Lately, Joe has taken to climbing the 46 Adirondack high peaks. He finished in the fall of 2012 and now is planning on doing them all again on snowshoes in the winter.

Joe attended Radiology school in upstate New York where he has worked as an x-ray technologist since 1983. He lives one hour from Lake Placid with his wife Kathy and daughter’s Emily and Alyssa.

Scenic Photography by Joseph Rector

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