Joy M. Kleid
Photographer & Wisdom Writer

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Meet Joy Kleid... a people person, sometimes rebel and lover of life!

As I travel through this life, I find the beauty in our world and people, fascinating. These photographs are frozen moments in my time that continue to resonate with me. I hope you will find an emotional spark or connection as you look through my life-lens. Always listen for the voice in the storm…

A little about me… I love to travel when I can. I thrive on chaos within structure. I am passionate about thought and thoughtful of what drives people’s passions. I’ve been involved in the Hospitality Industry, in its many forms, for well over 25 years. My core Friends are Family and an extension of who I am. I am thankful to both my Family of choice and my Family of birth, for being my strength and support in so many different ways.

Humans have been telling their stories and giving us a window
into who they are, since the first picture was formed.

Holding On To Me

Holding On To Me Memories are a tricky business. I seem to remember clearly the best parts and bury the not so pretty ones in a dark recess. Just far enough out of reach, that I can barely see the fuzzy outline. I tell myself, I think more out of a need for acceptance, that […]

Gratitude Without Servitude

Gratitude Without Servitude A simple Thank You, doesn’t give away any power to the recipient of the words. Showing one’s grateful, isn’t a weakening kryptonite to the image we want others to see. Putting someone else’s feelings ahead of my own, doesn’t mean that I am a follower.  When did strength dictate boundaries for how […]

Giving In For The Win

Giving In For The Win The colors this artist chose, allowed for the message to subtly influence how I interpreted the art. My initial reaction, was to see this as someone who was jaded about the idea of Love. It may still be… Just that. I can of course, support That angst through my own […]