Ray Joyce - Photographer, Tasmania

In 2014 Hobart became Ray Joyce's home base, with the majority of his current work being contemporary architecture and images for client websites. The scope of experience in Ray’s career gives him the ability to see and produce the ‘right’ image.  He understands the importance to follow the Client’s brief, and takes care to discuss the project’s potential and apply his knowledge to create images of note.

One book reviewer once described Ray as a ‘Crepuscular Hunter’.

Ray is a second-generation professional Australian photographer, with international and national recognition.   His early talent was quickly noticed by an art director, and thus began Ray’s advertising and commercial career.  The required applied photography honed all the skills necessary for handling studio lighting, and production.  During this period Ray’s clients included Avon, Revlon, Villawool and Readers Digest.  Ray also photographed stills on four feature films.

Throughout the 80’s, travelling across all of the eastern states, he photographed various book assignments, including many food, landscape and architecture titles.  A long-term chronicler for Historic Houses Trust of NSW (now Sydney Living Museums), Ray's work features in numerous guide books, brochures, and also two exhibitions: Convicts and Post-modern ‘Sydney School’.  Undertaking many architecture and heritage related projects prompted a deepening concern for the preservation of Australia’s associative cultural landscape, Ray was invited to present a photographic essay to the ICOMOS World Heritage Convention and Cultural Landscapes conference at the Sydney Opera House (1995).

In 1994 he moved to Tasmania and the following decade was very productive. Apart from travelling interstate on architecture assignments, he established great rapport with editors shooting magazine articles on Tasmanian food & wine, tourism, gardens, events, and artisans for magazines such as Gourmet Traveller, Belle, Australian Country Style, House & Garden and Gardens Illustrated.

Today he continues to deliver his freelance architectural and illustrative photographic style.

For more information on working with Ray, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.

'Discover New Zealand' received the International Chigago Geographic Award, and his four books on Australia's domestic architectural heritage are well known.

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