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Jane Moorhouse

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Photographer and artist (documentary photographer for Generation ART)

Jane Moorhouse, Generation ART photographer

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  1. What do you do for a living?
    I work as a freelance photographer and portrait artist.
  2. What was the path that led you to do what you do now?  
    All sorts of things! My degree is in Fine Art (Sculpture) and I have a postgraduate diploma in architectural stonework restoration. Amongst other things, I’ve done: admin jobs, teaching jobs, theatre jobs, access work for the disabled; portrait commissions, and metal chasing in a bronze casting foundry. But always with some photography and some sort of art production going on in the background…
  3. What did you want to be when you were at school?
    First of all a PE teacher, then a dolphin trainer/owner of a safari park, then a vet (that lasted a long time – mostly because of James Herriot books) then I started to properly discover art (when I was about 13) and the joy of making things.
  4. What one piece of advice would you give your younger self?
    Get on with it!
  5. What do you like my most about your job?
    Variety and the transformative power of image-making – something fairly ordinary can be changed into something else entirely – and that is entirely due to my vision, how I see something.
  6. What do you find most challenging?
    Either equipment (or operator!) failure in-the-field; when there is only one chance to nail something.
  7. What’s your favourite song (at the moment)?
    Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton (saw him on youtube, performing it with Justin Timberlake – at some big US awards thing – love it!)
  8. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
    South Korea/Japan
  9. Name three things that you always take with you to work on an average day.
    Important contact details of event organisers, energy bars and a desire to see something no one else has noticed (doesn’t always happen!)
  10. Tell us a joke or a secret.
    I like Cagney and Lacey and Bryan Adams – that’s a joke and a secret…