About the Author

Jan Woodhouse
Blurbarian Since January 2012
Name Jan Woodhouse
My Web Site www.artatwoodhouse.co.uk
Location North Walsham, Norfolk, UK
Gender Female
My Occupation Photographer
My Bio I bought my first SLR camera in the 1980s, and turned instinctively to street photography. I also took numerous photos of riverside sludge! I had no formal training in photography but learned how to use a darkroom through joining a community arts group in Medway.

I now live in Norfolk, where there is a surfeit of landscape. I prefer to focus on the forgotten and overlooked, those footpaths and byways that are not part of the so-called 'areas of outstanding beauty', though I'm drawn to some of the fantastic gardens in the area.

I'm currently working towards a portfolio of still life, thus finding a purpose for all those hoards of shells, stones, glass bottles, and childhood ephemera.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
Not sure, but something to do with collections.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
I love Josef Sudek's photos.

And Joseph Cornell's boxes.

And Peter Doig's paintings.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
I recently 'discovered' the poet Paul Durcan. He was born the same year as I was, so where has he been all my life?