Oh Joy! for Chronicle Books


KarenWise_JoyStickiesBook I am so lucky to have the opportunity to photograph still lifes for the super-talented Joy Cho, the creator of the popular design blog Oh Joy! and the designer for OhJoy.com.

When her new Oh Joy for Chronicle pieces arrived in the mail from San Diego last week, my jaw dropped! I had never seen a mailer or a file folder look so breathtakingly beautiful! 
 I initially met Joy when I was contracted to photograph her Philadelphia wedding in 2006. Since then, we’ve continued to collaborate on creative projects: she’s designed my logo, my blog, my stationery and the look of my website too, while I’ve shot her different lines of stationery products.
You may see lots more of Joy’s stationery & graphics and her inspirational blog online. 
It was such a pleasure to make these still lifes in my Bklyn studio with my photo books and wooden trunk.
(For those who have asked the photo book used was A History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present; The George Eastman House Collection. The flower image was made by the photographer Albert Renger-Patzsch in 1922 (a gelatin silver print).
Please also take a look at Design*Sponge where these photos of Joy’s pieces were featured today : )


Karen Wise Photography