Jo's passion is fuelled by a love of chemistry, light and texture. Her creative process and desire to add a certain sensibility through the repurpose of curious objects came from a magical relationship with her grandparents. Pillaging a hoard of delights and memories sparked endless hours of daydreams and storytelling with a never ending value for the forgotten.
Jo went on to study illustration at Stockport College in Greater Manchester where she focused on photography as her expressive medium. The darkroom became a sanctuary where she experimented with various print techniques and in time discovered instant polaroid where a new found love affair of alchemy began. Deconstructing, distressing and splicing textured layers into the images became an immersive process that defined her final personal project in Manchester.