and my photography
Based in East Sussex, UK, I am inspired by the work of artists and photographers of many genres. I believe that art has a vital role to play in enabling us to connect with the world in a more intuitive way.
I feel that we experience the world as a series of fleeting impressions and emotions, coloured by our own memories and thoughts. I am fascinated by the idea that time is non-linear, our present moments always influenced by past shadows and future possibilites.
I use photography as a medium by which to capture these impressions and express my thoughts. I love trying different ways of expressing myself creatively and enjoy the playfulness of using creative camera techniques such as multiple exposure and camera movement to capture my impressions.
Printing the image is final step in the creative process for me, latterly I have been experimenting with hand finishing printed images using techniques such as gilding. I like the fact that this creates a “one-off” piece of work.
I am also very interested in the relationship between poetry and image and often write short poems or haiku to go with my work. I call it haikography. This is a project I intend to develop further, at the moment the poems mostly appear on my instagram @jan.beesley
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