New York-based director, Joy Kilpatrick, shoots from the heart, and presents familiar things in unfamiliar ways, thus inviting us to see them with fresh eyes. Her visual style is authentic, deeply human, and singular in its ability to discern beauty and story within tiny, macro moments. Kilpatrick is continually refining this evocative cinematic style and adapting it to various projects, whether it’s creating work for clients like McDonald’s, Kraft, Starbucks and Nestle, or shooting with the second-unit ‘Chop’ team for John Wells’ Burnt, which starred Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, and put 2-star Michelin chefs in front of her camera.
Passionate about the farm-to-table ethos of the modern food movement, Joy can often be found at sunrise on farms on the North Fork of Long Island, befriending farmers and shooting produce, animals, and harvesting. Always seeking out the unexpected, she still marvels at the magic of macro and high-speed photography. And, if you look closely at her camera, you might even be able to guess what she’s been shooting by the telltale traces of dirt, yogurt, or ice cream on the lens. Because Joy Kilpatrick brings this level of excitement to every shoot, she’s known as a collaborator who can be relied on to enhance a concept.