Jo Halpin Jones is a West Norfolk photographer with a rapidly increasing reputation for her landscape, seascape and abstract images. When Jo turned towards a photographic career in 2000, it was the Norfolk coast with its enormous skies, and the beautiful north coast hinterland that provided the initial inspiration for her work. The Norfolk landscape continues to appeal, but Jo’s photographic travels now take her all over the world.
Jo finds it difficult to define exactly what photographic subjects she specialises in. Wherever she goes she is on the lookout for texture, colours, patterns, juxtaposition of shapes, quirky associations of objects, mood and atmosphere, light and shadow, or catching people at some expressive moment. It is the unusual or abstract image that is particularly appealing.
Many images stand on their own merits, but with a few she finds that a subtle (or occasionally not so subtle) tweaking in Photoshop can produce very pleasing results. People often comment that Jo’s photographs are painterly (or even believed actually to be paintings), and this tends to be even more so with the digitally enhanced ones.
Apart from her work in fine art photography, Jo Halpin Jones also carries out work in other areas of photography: She digitally restores faded or damaged photographs; takes informal portraits of children, adults and pets; designs leaflets and posters; and gives individual or group tuition on Photoshop and on how to use your computer for photography.
For further information about my work, please visit my website www.johalpinjones.com.