Julie Brown Patton

As a journalist and photographer, Julie Brown Patton relishes capturing life’s moments. She particularly enjoys sharing stories about intriguing people, places and developments, which is why she looks forward to contributing to this publication each month. Two Eighty Lifestyle is a chance to see the positivity, leadership and inspiration happening in our community, in an up-close and personal manner. Given our hectic lives, this publication unites us when we don’t always have time to do so physically. 

Joseph De Sciose

Joseph De Sciose is a long-time editorial and reportage-style photographer specializing in gardens, commercial and lifestyle imagery.  He is excited to be shooting for Two Eighty Lifestyle and for the opportunity to meet many interesting people in the community. Joe’s images have been extensively featured in books, magazines and other print media. He is also the sole photographer for three books: Garden Guide: New York City, The Flower Gardener’s Bible and The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener. Joe is a Colorado native and has lived in Spain, New York City and in Birmingham since 2003.

Charmella Williams

Charmella Williams is a freelance writer for Two Eighty Lifestyle magazine. She was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and in 2012, moved up here to study journalism at the University of Montevallo. She loves writing and hopes to one day have a Pulitzer—dream big, right? Traveling is also close to Charmella’s heart. She isn’t very familiar with the Birmingham area, so the thing she loves most about Two Eighty Lifestyle is it gives her a chance to explore her community and get to know her new city a little better.