Lions, Joy

Bio

I am a self taught artist/photographer who has lived and worked in many countries around the world.

I am delighted to have several images from this portfolio selected by book publishers in America for covers.

While not religious myself, I purposefully visit sites of devotion of all denominations, taking pleasure not only in the architecture and landscape, but also the design and craftsmanship of decorations, ornaments and artifacts that are found within.

Applying a unique palette of colours, textures and digital techniques to my photographs, traditional, sometimes ancient, and often forgotten imagery and objects are given new life and can be enjoyed in a contemporary context.

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The Rema Torah Ark, 2015 (photograph)
The Rema Torah Ark, 2015 (photograph)

AFO2460409: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Sidna Ali Mosque, 2015, (photograph)
Sidna Ali Mosque, 2015, (photograph)

AFO2563387: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Sleeping Cherub, 2016 (photograph)
Sleeping Cherub, 2016 (photograph)

AFO2957763: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Golden Cherub, 2016 (photograph)
Golden Cherub, 2016 (photograph)

AFO2957764: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

To Sleep, To Dream, 2016 (photograph)
To Sleep, To Dream, 2016 (photograph)

AFO2959993: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Three Believers, 2016 (photograph)
Three Believers, 2016 (photograph)

AFO2959994: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Dunny's Tallis, 2016, (photograph)
Dunny's Tallis, 2016, (photograph)

AFO3025725: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Locked Doors, 2016 (photograph)
Locked Doors, 2016 (photograph)

AFO3036901: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Old Churchyard, 2015 (photograph)
Old Churchyard, 2015 (photograph)

AFO3051842: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Opening the Ark, 2016 (photograph)
Opening the Ark, 2016 (photograph)

AFO3055465: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

89 Allenby Street, 2016, (photograph)
89 Allenby Street, 2016, (photograph)

AFO3078889: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Lion of Judah, 2016 (photograph)
Lion of Judah, 2016 (photograph)

AFO3081775: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Synagogue at Gamla, 2016 (photograph)
Synagogue at Gamla, 2016 (photograph)

AFO3081776: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Meditation, 2016 (photograph)
Meditation, 2016 (photograph)

AFO3082203: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Choir of Angels, 2016 (photograph)
Choir of Angels, 2016 (photograph)

AFO3084346: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Glow of the Shamus, 2016 (photograph)
Glow of the Shamus, 2016 (photograph)

AFO3114985: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Candles and Menorah, 2016 (photograph)
Candles and Menorah, 2016 (photograph)

AFO3114986: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

The Confessional, 2016 (photograph)
The Confessional, 2016 (photograph)

AFO3278225: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Arches at Cesaerea, 2016 (photograph)
Arches at Cesaerea, 2016 (photograph)

AFO3281667: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Mary Pauses, 2017 (photograph)
Mary Pauses, 2017 (photograph)

AFO3518950: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Tree of Life, 2017 (photograph)
Tree of Life, 2017 (photograph)

AFO3518951: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Host, 2017 (hand repainted photograph)
Host, 2017 (hand repainted photograph)

AFO3527212: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Left to Burn, 2017 (photograph)
Left to Burn, 2017 (photograph)

AFO3527843: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Quiet Contemplation, 2017 (photograph)
Quiet Contemplation, 2017 (photograph)

AFO3530933: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images

Silver Torah Handle, 2017 (photograph)
Silver Torah Handle, 2017 (photograph)

AFO3598344: © Joy Lions / Bridgeman Images


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