DR. LOVEJOYâ€™S 356 SPEEDSTER. Dr. Lovejoy is a retired orthopedic surgeon living in Jacksonville, Florida. He spent six years by himself resurrecting a barnyard-find into this bit of moving sculpture – which, while an extraordinary accomplishment for most mortals, doesnâ€™t begin to describe how extraordinary this man is. A true humanitarian, he has spent a lifetime helping those who struggle with basic healthcare. Vietnam (while a Naval surgeon during the Vietnam War), the Philippines, Grenada and mostly recently in Haiti, Dr. Lovejoy has provided medical relief to the most impoverished of our planet – all of which has earned him the Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, an honor which he so clearly deserves. And if that isnâ€™t enough, as he name would imply, he is a lovely man, and an absolute joy to be around. Kind, gentle, curious, he is the kind of man I hope to be when I am his age. Meeting people like Dr. Lovejoy is one of my biggest joys of being a photographer. I love it. And I love him.
Photographed while on a project for Amelia Island Tourism with Paradise Advertisingb(of course).