joy corthesy photography

Large format (8x10) portrait I took of my friend Kevin in an abandoned cement factory. 

Tuscany, Italy.

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More on my background:

My photography takes on a lot of forms, and I have recently done more landscape. But more often than not I find myself trying to capture something special within a person using my camera, and often, that’s done by talking to them. 

I started photography in late 2012 by taking a traditional photography class and instantly fell in love with it. I threw myself into the medium, as well as digital photography, and haven’t looked back since. My work primarily focuses on portraiture and candid photography, which I usually like to incorporate into my photojournalism stuff. 

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Retired. 

Pistoia, Italy, 2014.

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More on my background:

This photo was taken during a trip to Tuscany, Italy, last May with an 8x10 camera from the 1920s. The people portrayed above are a group of retirees I came across in a market in Pistoia, who I then asked with the help of a friend in broken Italian if I could please take a portrait of them.

I offered to buy them espressos in return, which they refused and instead bought me one, saying, “Men in Italy buy women an espresso, not the other way around.”

That’s what I like to do; talk to me subjects. My photography takes on a lot of forms, and I have recently done more landscape. But more often than not I find myself trying to capture something special within a person using my camera, and often, that’s done by talking to them. 

I started photography in late 2012 by taking a traditional photography class and instantly fell in love with it. I threw myself into the medium, as well as digital photography, and haven’t looked back since. My work primarily focuses on portraiture and candid photography, which I usually like to incorporate into my photojournalism stuff. 

Please feel free to reblog and check out my photography blog for more stuff like this: Joy Corthesy Photography.

Meet Darko! Leila adopted him a little over a year ago from a shelter in Lausanne, Switzerland. His origins are unknown, but he appears to understand German and French.

This is a part of my “21st Century Nomads” series. More photos of this pup and more on my blog here, feel free to follow!

Geneva, 2015.

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