I’m Jo Howell. I’m an analogue photographic process fanatic!
I’ve been working as a professional photographic artist since I left Uni in 2009. I use photography and art to develop projects for participation. I work commercially to photograph 3D artworks like glass sculptures. I create short films, animations, books, and whatever takes my fancy at any given time!
What do I do?
I offer commercial studio and location based photography for 3D artists. I have a brilliant studio, lighting, and plenty of creativity.
I would probably say that this is one of my favourite methods of my practise because I can do it from home or in the yarden!
Since 2009, I have used alternative photographic process and printmaking techniques to create amazing participation projects for communities.
I create original artwork all of the time. I make prints, photographic objects, films, installations, and so much more.
Work of note
Working with Sunderland Museum and Sunderland Culture to photograph people with their pyrex to celebrate the centenary of the company.
A moment in time
Working with East Durham Creates to produces a 6 week course combining online meetings with photography challenges delivered to the door.
2019 – 2020
Selected artist for juried commission at the Bowes Museum, County Durham.
Look and inspire pinhole photography project
2014 – 2017
Project developed by artist with funding from The Cultural Spring, The Art Studio Sunderland, and Gentoo housing group.
Working with Arcadea Disability Arts in Newcastle to fundraise for the charity. Launch March 8th 2022.
2021 – 2022
Working with Discover Brightwater, Groundworks NE and multiple partners to create an art trail inspired by community engagement. Launch September 2022.
2018 – 2019
Selected artist for large scale community participation project looking at the cross currents between science and photography.
The Big Picture: The art of sport
2010 – 2013
A collaborative participation project resulting in a public artwork created as a legacy for the Cultural Olympiad 2012.
Let’s make something together.