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An interview with Jo Court, who spent a year documenting life on a farm

Jo Court is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and earlier this year attended one of my photo book designing courses. We then met up online again and discussed the book she was planning in more detail. I really love her book as it reminds me of the time when as a child I lived on an apple farm in Essex.

You can watch a video of an interview I made with Jo on December 1st 2021, during which I think you will see how dedicated to her project Jo was. Her project is not just about creating photographs, it is about becoming part of a community, and creating a complex document of the history and story of that community, that we can learn from now, and in the future historians can study to find out what our lives were like today.

Click on the picture below to watch the video, or watch it on Youtube for a higher quality viewing.

Although Jo did not set out to do the year long project to gain an RPS distinction, she decided to create an application along the way and was made an associate member of the society in November 2022, for her photo-essay about a day in the life of Yvonne, who works on the farm 

For details about the courses Jo mentioned please click below

https://artona.co.uk/2021/11/22/making-a-photo-book-using-affinity-publisher/During the interview Jo mentions the photo book courses I do. This one is one of regular sessions, where you can watch me designing a book using Affinity Publisher DTP software. Click here if you would like to book a space, or comment below if you would like me to send you details of future sessions.

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