Author, designer, and gallery director Bruce Velick operates under the idea that “smiles are contagious.” This optimistic outlook has culminated in a range of uplifting projects, with Joy! Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments serving as a shining example.
In this beautifully curated photography book, Velick presents the everyday occasions that make life a bit brighter. The wholesome snapshots feature a range of subjects, from laughing infants and playful children to dancing adults and smiling senior citizens. Though set in a diverse range of locations and across several decades, the photos in this collection have one thing in common: they each radiate “pure, unadulterated happiness.”
Given its universality, Velick believes that all people can be positively affected by sharing in others' joy—an approach that is at the heart of his book. A perfect match for “a new parent, a graduate, a loved one, or a friend in need of a pick-me-up,” Joy! Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments is bound have anyone beaming.
This heartwarming anthology is available on Amazon.