Jo Blackwell

Writer & Photographer - Inspiration Station

Not Just for Girls!

Enchanted Portraits

It’s summer, which means I’m spending a LOT of time away from the computer and in the woods and gardens of this beautiful part of the world, chasing after small people. This “behind the scenes” video was shot last August in Kathy Brown’s Garden in Stevington, Bedfordshire. We’re returning on Friday and I have to say, […]

Firmly in La-La Land

Enchanted Portraits

I have been quieter on here than usual leading up the launch of my latest business, Wings and Whimsy Enchanted Portraits. A collaborative project between yours truly, stylist, Lisa Pocklington and blogger, Sally Selwood, it has seen me chasing fairies through secret pathways, dodging torrential rain, shopping for fabulous fabrics and shooting a unicorn. Yes, really! […]

Beauty in Decay

Paris Catacombs

A recent trip to Paris saw me queuing a little uncomfortably to descend into the Catacombs. I knew nothing about the site and was unprepared for the moving sights that awaited below ground. Originally a quarry, the “Municipal Ossuary” was chosen in the late 18th Century as a site to receive the remains excavated from […]

The Future of Professional Photography

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This is an interesting view on the future – actually, the present – of Commercial Photography. Artist Rep, Maren Levinson, explains how the currency is no longer necessarily photographic skill, but brand and vision. Remembering the days when media had a “blank space to fill” and would reach out to a professional to provide an […]

The Dad Project

Briony Campbell, Photographer Inspiration comes from many places, sometimes the most unexpected. For photographer, Briony Campbell, inspiration grew from something so painful, so personal that to view the result is both breathtaking and heart breaking. As a photographer I am constantly seeking visual inspiration beyond the genres in which I am currently working. Recently,  I stumbled […]