502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804
A native of Virginia, Joyce did his undergraduate work at Emory and Henry College, where he majored in French and German. During a summer in study in Germany and Austria, he visited many castles and cathedrals and became interested in architecture, art, form, and structure.
During his college years, he was editor of the college newspaper and developed an interest in journalism that eventually led to graduate school. Upon graduation from Emory and Henry, he taught French and English in a rural secondary school. After three frustrating years teaching and discovering he had no patience, he entered the University of Tennessee to pursue a graduate degree in communications. His journalism and broadcasting concentration provided him an opportunity to take both photography and film classes, with his thesis actually being a 16mm film that he scripted, filmed, and edited.
Immediately following graduate school, he worked for four years as a college public relations director, while also teaching journalism and film-making classes. Tired of the double duty, he accepted a position with the Department of Energy (DOE) facilities in Oak Ridge, TN. His 30-year career at the DOE sites included another stint in public relations, but also positions in technical writing and editing, human resources, and contracts.
A juried artist, he enjoys being outside, taking his cameras with him hiking, camping, and kayaking. He also continues to be interested in architectural detail, structure, and symmetry that have continued to develop since his college days. In addition, because of his sense of humor, he enjoys taking photographs of subjects that he considers to be whimsical or ironic.
Joyce always tries to have a camera with him wherever he goes. His philosophy is that the “Kodak moment” is always there, it is just a question of realizing or identifying it. Without the camera, it is often reminiscent of the fisherman’s story of the “one who got away.”