In 1978, Frederic Joy began Light Reflections Gallery in his home town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming to showcase exhibition photographic prints. This venue provided thousands of clients with fine prints for nearly 30 years.

Fred Joy acquired his interest in photography via family tradition, his grandfather C. L Joy was a professional photographer in Utah in the early 1900’s. Frederic attended Brooks Institute of Photography. Two seminars with Ansel Adams gave him the tradition of fine photographic printing and large format cameras. Notable elements of Frederic’s work include a strong ability to reveal and abstract, and a keen sense of light.

Fred has been featured several times in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, having also been portrayed in the 2003 Landscape Masters issue. Images have also appeared in Mountain Living Magazine, Sierra, Wilderness, Travel and Leisure, the L.A. Times. His corporate clients have included Jackson Hole Ski Corp, Sothebys of Jackson Hole, Qwest Communications and Four Seasons Resorts.

He has been featured in many exhibits including juried shows at the Nicolaysen and Joslyn Art Museums. In 1997 the Wyoming Arts Council awarded him a fellowship for excellence in the visual arts. Many years spent in nature have led to a passion for things wild and the remaining great open spaces in the world. He works wherever he can find great locations but often favors the desert southwest where he maintains a studio in SW Utah.

Frederic Joy, No Man’s Canyon, Utah, 1988