This months featured Artist is Joy Jordan , who I find inspiring. She captures simple but beautiful images of nature that transmit a sense of peace and self reflection.
Joy Jordan – Winter
It was therefore no surprise when I discovered that as well as being a talented photographer ,Joy also is a teacher (and student ) of Mindfulness.Knowing this Joy’s images make perfect sense, as they convey emotion through beautiful details,textures and colours all captured in soft light.These are some of the qualities which drew my eye towards Joy’s work.
Joy Jordan – Spring
Joy describes her work …..
“My photography is more than a creative outlet,it’s a mindfulness practice.It’s a way to pay attention and stay open. I find solace in the natural world. I look for light,texture and details.There’s often beauty in unexpected places. I try to tell visual stories that have an emotional impact. It’s persistent yet patient practice. I make mistakes, learn something, and try again.Each day I remind myself :Slow down, pay attention,and be kind.I hope this comes through in my images ”
Joy Jordan – Fall
Joy Jordan – Summer
Thanks to Joy for sharing her thought provoking and beautiful images.If you would like to see more of these and are interested in mindfulness see Flickr , Born Joy blogspot , and Born Joy Mindfulness Facebook
7 thoughts on ““There’s often beauty in unexpected places…””
Yes they really are beautiful, thanks for your comments taphian , check out Joy’s links.
Thanks for your kind words, Dawn! I’m honored to be part of your blog. You’re a gift to this world.
Thanks Joy it’s a genuine privilege to share your work on here, and once again shows what opportunities can arise from being a member of the inspiring Flickr community.
Joy’s work (work? study?) is beautifully revealing. You made a great choice, Dawn.
Thanks Chris I’m glad you appreciate Joy’s “visual stories ” they are enchanting and check Flickr for more.
I like the first photo, there is something poetic here