Jo Stapleton

From the series 'found objects', shot on ADOX Silvermax, 35mm. Letraset stencil incorporated during the darkroom printing process. Lith print

From the series dolls house drama - an evolving psychological drama set in a dolls house. Adox Silvermax (35mm film) Lith print

From the series dolls house drama - an evolving psychological drama set in a dolls house. Adox Silvermax (35mm film) Lith print

From the series dolls house drama - an evolving psychological drama set in a dolls house. Adox chs art 25 (35mm film) Lith print

From the series dolls house drama - an evolving psychological drama set in a dolls house. Adox chs art 25 (35mm film) Lith print

From the series small world afraid of colour. Adox colour implosion (35mm film).

From the series small world afraid of colour. Adox colour implosion (35mm film).

1901 gass plate negative photographed on a light box (adding own objects), with Adox Silverman 35 mm film, to produce new reversal negative and Lith printed.

1901 gass plate negative photographed on a light box (adding own objects), with Adox Silverman 35 mm film, to produce new reversal negative. Cyanotype print

From the series dolls house drama - an evolving psychological drama set in a dolls house. Adox Silverman (35mm film) Chemigram print

From the series dolls house drama - an evolving psychological drama set in a dolls house. Adox Silverman (35mm film) Chemigram print

From the series small world afraid of colour. Adox colour implosion (35mm film).

Found 1940s negative, photographed with ADOX Silvermax on a lightbox with added objects, printed in the darkroom from new neg. This image was originally Lith printed - the print scanned to produce new digital negative and contact printed on hand coated Cyanotype paper. A tea bag has been used to tint the hair area.

Found 1940s negative, photographed with ADOX Silvermax on a lightbox with added objects. Lith print produced in the dark room using new neg.

Found 1940s negative, photographed with ADOX Silvermax on a lightbox with added objects. Lith print produced in the dark room using new neg.

From the series 'The Train People'. The tiny model figures that inhabit model railways, photographed with ADOX Silvermax on a light box with found 1940s negatives of Yorkshire. Lith print produced in the dark room using new negative

From the series 'The Train People'. The tiny model figures that inhabit model railways, photographed with ADOX Silvermax on a light box with found 1940s negatives of Yorkshire. Lith print produced in the dark room using new negative

From the series dolls house drama - an evolving psychological drama set in a dolls house. ADOX Silvermax (35mm film) Lith print

Dress suspended with fishing wire and shot on ADOX Silvermax. Negative distressed with tissue paper and Lith printed in the darkroom

purple tulip from the garden photographed with ADOX Silvermax and chemigram printed in the darkroom

Jo Stapleton

Jo is a Hertfordshire based film and darkroom photographer with an interest in alternative processes and techniques including lith, cyanotype, salt printing and chemigrams. Jo’s photographic practice focuses upon constructed realities photography. Influenced by the visual style, mood and atmosphere of film noir, Jo uses dolls house furniture and models, found objects and photo collage to construct and capture photographic moments or stories. Jo is a RPS 100 photographic heroines nominee and a current 2020 grant recipient of the Richard and Siobhan Coward Photography Foundation.

 

Recent exhibitions include:

April 2020 Fleur and Arbor, online magazine feature ‘Dolls House Drama’ series. http://www.fleurandarbor.com/home/2020/4/21/jo-stapleton-dolls-house-drama

 

March 2020 to June 2020. Shutterhub ‘Postcards from Great Britain’ Hotel Lion d’Or,  Haarlem, Holland. Group exhibition. 3 Lith print images selected from the series ‘the train people’ a series of images featuring the miniature figurines that inhabit model railways.

 

January – March 2020. Reclaim Photography Festival, international Exhibition ‘Beauty in Imperfection. Light House Media Centre. Wolverhampton. Two Lith print images from the series ‘found objects’ selected for exhibition https://reclaimphotographyfestival.org/reclaim-photography-festival-2019

 

5 October 2019. London Independent Photography Network. Delivered interactive workshop session to coincide with annual members exhibition – DO TRY THIS AT HOME – alternative processes without a darkroom – Cyanotypes, Anthotypes and Chlorophyll printing – a one hour practical introduction to a range of lo-fi alternative photographic processes that can be produced at home.

 

May 2019 to February 2020. RPS Heroines Hub ‘Representations on the Line

‘(Un)framing our identities’. Group touring exhibition which traveled from Chelsea, to Blackpoll and Doncaster.  A series of 6 C-prints from the series ‘small world in colour’ included in the exhibition.

 

29 September 2018: Reinventing, rethinking and representing the menopause: beyond the interdisciplinary paradigm. Art at the Alison Richards Building (Cambridge University) Online exhibition. ‘Purpose’ and ‘Wrapped’ Lith prints (produced from paper distressed negatives), included in the exhibition. www.arbart.crassh.cam.ac.uk/rethinking-the-menopause-exhibition/

 July to 31 August 2018/July to November 2019 ‘Because we can’ Group Shutterhub exhibition at Pil’ours, Festival international de la photographie pour les femmes photographes professionnels, France. Four original chemigram prints included in the exhibition (2018) Two Lith print images from the ‘Dolls House Drama’ series included in the Pil’ours, Festival international de la photographie exhibition (2019).

 

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