Olivia Joy is a fine art photographer from Central Ohio. Recently Joy’s work appeared on fine art calendars featured in the 2012 Golden Globes Gift Lounge. Joy’s passion for gardening and the magic of time spent on her grandfather’s farm, woods and seashore are evident in her work. Her unique imagery combines her life long passion for photography with her dream of being a painter. Joy’s greyhound lab, Maggie May, is her sometimes model a la William Wegman. Inspiration is drawn from nature, old faded photographs, wandering back roads, flowers and Story People. Her creations have been described as a lovely blending of photography and painting, appearing in Artful Blogging, TRAVERSE and Lake Superior magazines and on many websites. It is Joy’s desire to not only capture the magic she sees in the world, but to engage a viewer in a journey, a story, a moment. Traveling between Ohio and Michigan, StClaire resides with her dog Maggie May, Kitty Harrison and dozens of vintage cameras. Laughter and life’s simple things warm her heart. Joy’s art is showcased in homes and businesses around the world. Photographer, friend, dog mom, happy, genuine, green, dreamer & believer in karma & goodness. ~ I am a wanderer in search of beautiful light and beauty in the ordinary. The color aqua, old maps and vintage architectural pieces make me smile. Believer in goodness and karma.
“My photography is an expression of my love of beautiful light, the surprises found in a garden or nature, quiet but powerful still life’s and the feeling of Lake Michigan and Up North nature. I create photographs that cultivate memories of my days spent wandering through the woods at my grandfather’s farm and playing in the garden with my Aunt Anna. It is my hope that my work evokes good thoughts and feelings in the viewer.
I enjoy experimenting with old cameras and the imagery they produce, and find inspiration in old faded photographs and art from past times, especially the art of the 1920s and 1930s.”