Jo Holland | London
Jo Holland is an artist who creates photographic images without a camera or film.
Jo was introduced to photography by her father, and went on to study its origins and experimental darkroom based photographers, including Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy - delving into research and exploring alternative ways to record light onto light sensitive paper.
Having always had a fascination with light, Jo creates original photographs via analogue processes that she further composes digitally to blend the classic with the contemporary.
Mark Osterman, Photographic Process Historian at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY, writes - "The transcendental beauty of Jo's images is due to the combination of both transmissive and reflected light being recorded onto photographic paper".
Her artworks are informed intuitively by her meditation practice, and innate connection to nature, that - regardless of her selected subject matter - celebrate beauty, elegance and grace. She presents her emotive images for reflection and contemplation, encouraging us to become the observer of our relationship to ourselves, our true human nature, our relationships with nature and to re-connect us to simply ... BE.
Currently based in London, Jo exhibits Nationally and Internationally, has been commissioned to create work for Harrods; Bhuti wellness centre, Richmond; and a large scale installation in One Fen Court, a new building designed by EPA & owned by Generali.