|Blurbarian Since||January 2012|
|My Web Site||www.janwoodhouse.com|
|Location||North Walsham, Norfolk, UK|
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 am also a writer, and in January 2014 I published my debut novel Time Tells (available on Amazon). I am currently working on my second novel.
|Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...|
|Not sure. Maybe something 'historical' again. Or something to do with memory. I enjoyed compiling 'Names, Faces & Places' but found it quite challenging - what to put in and leave out. But I felt I gained a new relationship with my family through the process.|
|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.)|
|This year (2014) I've been reading novels by Patrick Redmond, and I love the creepiness and sense of menace in them.|