“Joie de vivre” is a French term, often used in English to describe a sort of innate joy of life. Urban Dictionary defines it as: a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living. Hearty or carefree enjoyment of life. A love of life. From French, meaning “joy of living.”
Joie de Vis is a term I use to mean a “joy of visuals”.
More than a love of photography or capturing the moment, Joie de Vis is also about ‘seeing’, appreciating and being in, the moment.
My hope is that you will find a unique image or product here that will be reminiscent of a prized moment in your life, whether a destination traveled to, a passion, an interest, a time and a place, a mood, an experience… Or perhaps something that will remind you of dreams and goals, and inspire you onward, to adventures yet to come.
It is for this reason that I’ve chosen to focus on displaying my images not in shoe boxes or albums or on a hard drive collecting dust, but rather in a way that they may surround me every day, inspire me every day, and remind me always of the “Joie de Vis”.