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Christopher Joyce

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Time for an update: I still use film, though. Not vast quantities, but I have a darkroom, and I'm not afraid to use it.

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Christopher Joyce

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Chris Joyce was an advertising photographer who has almost disappeared from history. He died young, in his early fifties, before the internet was very active. Websearches often lead to a dead page, including the site his daughter helped set up in 2014. Thereís just a tantalising bit of text from the site visible in the searches:

ĎChristopher Joyce, photographer 1943 - 1994. Christopher Joyce was a leading British photographer who made his name not only as a highly respected commercial London based photographer, but also as an imaginative and versatile artist. The quality of his work put him amongst the elite photographers who were hired, not because they took photographs that simply complied...í

I came across his work when he spent a short spell writing for Practical Photography, and I remember one thing that he wrote, about landscape photography. He suggested loading ultrafast film (1,000 ASA or higher) and going out with a 70-210 lens Ė and no tripod.

Where does that leave us? Very, very short on information, thatís where. He was involved in setting up the Lighthouse Darkroom in London, and there was an exhibition in Brighton involving his work. But he published no books, and because he died at almost the same time that the internet was born, his entire web profile is posthumous. Itís a long time since Iíve had such an unsuccessful time searching the web!

Iím sure there will be professional yearbooks that include his work, copies of old trade journals and so on Ė but there will be precious few of these around. I gave up searching after finding that my copy of the BJP Annual 1970 doesnít have an alphabetical list of contributorsÖ

Happy New Year!

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dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.1k 2048 England
1 Jan 2022 10:36AM
I'd be grateful for any leads that might take me to published work by Chris Joyce: beware, though - there's a photographer who shares the name currently working in the UK. He's a portrait photographer, not the Michael Collins (the third crew member of Apollo 11) to Bailey, Donovan and Lichfield...
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3 203 11 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2022 11:26AM
https://www.thephotoforum.com/threads/christopher-joyce



Found the above , John, hope it helps,
David
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3 203 11 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2022 11:34AM
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10 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2022 11:39AM
Nice to know John l was born the same year...I was in Advertising,Marketing/graphic design and we used a Photographer Malcolm Russell (80's) l think of similar talent..must try and source Chris Joyce ? l did chuckle l use a Tamron 70/200 f2.8 without a tripod only because l am a bit lazy weighs a ton but keeps the muscles toned up !!! ha ha ha. They were great days we used several models at the time forgotten their names now l think one was Pat Pereton ?..Best Wishes for the New Year..Alan
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dudler Plus
20 2.1k 2048 England
1 Jan 2022 11:40AM
Thanks, David - that was one of my 'sources' - sadly, the links in it are dead.

Maybe the internet isn't forever...
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3 203 11 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2022 1:57PM
Found this, think this may be of interest
https://vimeo.com/194745669
Found it with Mozilla


David
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dudler Plus
20 2.1k 2048 England
1 Jan 2022 2:05PM
David, that's pure gold. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm two minutes in, and want to give every picture a user Award. I shall watch it all, now!
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3 203 11 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2022 2:35PM
P'haps t* tinternet ain't ded yet GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

David

Shades of Terry Pratchett Wink
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pablophotographer 12 2.2k 450
1 Jan 2022 6:04PM
Really nice vimeo video, thanks for uploading it imageryonly.
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altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
3 Jan 2022 11:38AM
This interested me. I was unaware of Christopher Joyce, now, having watched the video I like his work and attitude very much.
I looked his name up on ebay under the art section and on the cameras and photography section. There are some various prints & postcards for sale.
I bought a cheap framed print which I think is called Voyager because I like it.
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20 2.1k 2048 England
3 Jan 2022 12:46PM
I just hadnít thought of looking on eBay. I shall do so!
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altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
14 Jan 2022 11:29AM
I am quite annoyed. I cannot enjoy looking at my framed print because it has not arrived. Apparently it was dispatched on the 4th January but no tracking number given, there is no other information and I now have had my money refunded. Sad
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dudler Plus
20 2.1k 2048 England
14 Jan 2022 1:23PM
That's very sad, Richard.

It seems to happen from time to time with websites. I suppose it's because errors happen, but it always feels a bit manipulative, like clickbait stories on websites...
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