About Jo Holland
I work with nature, light and photography to create images for reflection, contemplation and transformation. Informed by my yoga and meditation practice, I create artworks that embody peace, harmony and balance from a range of organic and inorganic matter.
Exploring the photographic medium from an intuitive perspective, I employ alternative processes, often working in a darkroom without a camera or film, delving into the lumen printing process and more recently composing works created with the digital camera, pushing the boundaries of the medium to find alternative methods of recording light,
transmitted through and reflected off objects.
I wish to inspire, to ignite, to evoke emotion, to create joy, whilst also holding the space for deep self enquiry and transformation should the viewer allow. By shining light onto and through my subjects it opens up the energies to a new way of seeing and being, visually recording images to offer a fresh perspective to the everyday often overlooked.
Tuning into the rhythms and cosmic cycles of nature, a common thread thoughout my work is the theme of life, death and rebirth.
I love to explore the alchemical element and magic that alternative photographic process's allow for. It is this alchemy, magic and transformation that continues to fascinate me and inspires me to create works of transcendental beauty.
The transcendental beauty of Jo's images is due to the combination of both transmissive and reflected light being recorded onto photographic paper.”
Photographic Process Historian at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York