Bella Mondo Images, Italian for Beautiful World, was created in 2011 as a way for me to showcase my photography and force me to continue to improve my skills. My Name is John Esposito and I was raised in New York City and for the past 40 years I have lived in Rochester NY, with my wife of 35 years, our 3 children and our GoldenDoodle furbaby.
My photography career started when I was younger, but did not become a passion until I started working for the Eastman Kodak company in 1981. Taking full advantage of the many classes and a free darkroom, I started to get more and more involved with the photographic process and fell in love with the art of photography. After I got married, my photography went on hold for a few years while I worked on a Masters Degree in IT and raising our 3 children. It was not until I graduated from Kodak in 2005 that my passion started again. I switch from film to digital and found that I was no long limited by 36 shots/roll and waiting for them to come back from the drugstore. I was able to instantly see what I had captured and was able to instantly edit and re-capture. Today I have almost 3 TB of pictures.
Since 2011, I have been participating in Art and Craft show in Monroe County New York. When I retired in 2019, I expanded my business to include Pet Portraits, Real Estate and commercial Landscaping. When Covide 19 hit and forced the cancellation of all outdoor activities, I created an Etsy storefront to allow my loyal customer to keep up to date on the latest creations. I also weekly post to my Instagram page and have started a weekly Blog to discuss photography and whatever else I feel like talking about.