I create original photographs without a camera or film in the darkroom, working directly with objects, light, time and silver based positive photographic paper.
For this collection of images, I focused on the crystal -clear quartz, carefully selecting my subjects and working intuitively.
My challenge was to produce images that capture the glimmers of iridescence from deep within each crystal and for this I used cross polarized light and out of date chemistry to help reveal this inner magic.
Only when the original images were digitally scanned could the full scope of colour captured be truly observed unifying the stages of creation my work experiences to produce the end result therefore marrying my analogue photographic practice now with digital technology.
The element of play and flow is very important in the creation of my works, presenting images for reflection and contemplation.
Mark Osterman, Photographic Process Historian at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY, has explained the transcendental beauty of Jo’s images is due to the combination of both transmissive and reflected light being recorded onto photographic paper.
Jo’s artworks are predominantly focused on composition, balance and harmony, beauty and nature and are informed by her meditative practice.
Jo exhibits both nationally and internationally and has recently completed commissions for Harrods, One Fencourt, London and Re:Centre, wellness centre, London.
This collection are available as both limited edition silk scarves and limited edition paper prints.
Dreamcatcher | Grace | Ascension
Transcendence | Goddess | Transformation
Scarves are an edition of 25 – £495 *Printed on 100% silk crepe de chine
The Jo Holland limited edition silk scarves are artworks in their own right that can be displayed within your immediate environment as artworks and or worn as an item of clothing to enhance the beauty of the wearer.
Prints are an edition of 25 – £95 *Printed as c-type photographs **Larger print sizes are available on request