Fine art photography projects
These fine art photography projects showcase work from some of the leading fine art photographers from around the world.
Personal Work Journal is dedicated to exploring the best new photography projects, and sharing the personal projects of photographers, film makers and creatives.
We feature personal projects from establised fine art photographers like Elinor Carucci, Karen Knorr, Anna Fox and Vesna Pavlovic.
And we highlight new fine art photographers like Mark Alesky, Naomi Jones and Greg Turner.
Featured Fine Art Photography
“It takes me back to when I was a child when you’d send your films in to be developed. Getting them back would always be a surprise because you’d waited so long.”
Naomi Jones is a fine art photographer who subjects her polaroid images to a process of creative destruction.
“Polaroid decay involves submerging the image in chemicals that eventually seep in and start to dissolve the dyes, stretching the image itself and altering the colours.”
“Complexity of representation remains a challenge when working with this material.”
Pavlović’s fine art photographs examine the relationship between memory in contemporary culture and the technologies of photographic image production.
Her work has focused on historical archives from her earliest photographs in Belgrade to her current work with the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race and Reconciliation.
Latest Fine Art Projects
Anna Fox shares images from 2 of her new photography projects & discusses collaborating with Karen Knorr
From The Village, 1991NAME Anna Fox JOB Photographer & Prof Photography WEBSITE Anna Fox PROJECT U.S. 1 & CabinetUsually when you ask a photographer to describe their practice you get a short, sometimes terse, answer but not with Anna Fox. As befits an...
NAME Olga Karlovac JOB Economist WEBSITE Olga Karlovac PROJECT before winterOlga Karlovac is a Croatian photographer based in Zagreb. Originally an economist, she turned to photography as a creative outlet when she became disillusioned with her professional working...
NAME Melanie K King JOB Lecturer in Photography & PhD Researcher WEBSITE Melanie King PROJECT Ancient LightMelanie K King is currently working towards her practice based PhD at the Royal College of Art. The project she's sharing with Personal Work Journal is part...
Greg Turner has used a series of intensely personal projects to develop a body of work that is rapidly attracting acclaim & attention
NAME Greg Turner JOB Sales WEBSITE Greg Turner PROJECT The Divided Self Greg Turner is a portrait photographer who works in a series of long term projects, lasting months or sometimes years. His work is intensely personal seeking to reveal as much about himself as to...
Childhood memories & a technique of creative destruction have resulted in a beautiful new photobook for Polaroid photographer Naomi James.
NAME Naomi James JOB Teacher WEBSITE Naomi James PROJECT Lockdown Decay PUBLISHED BY Pannoval Press (£28 - £33)Most photographers have an origin story, perhaps a moment that turned them onto photography or the gift of a camera that sparked a life long obsession. Naomi...
With her photobook, Midlife, art photographer Elinor Carucci presents a searingly personal view on aging and relationships.
Hair dye. 2016NAME Elinor Carucci JOB Art Photographer WEBSITE Elinor Carucci PROJECT MidlifeThere is a conflict between my sense of liberation – feminist me, strong and confident - and the roles and stereotypes that women are still subject to.Interview by Elizabeth...
With her zine, Sick, Pippa Healy turns a physical reaction to a terror attack into an examination of grief & trauma
NAME Pippa Healy JOB Artist WEBSITE Pippa Healy PROJECT SickSELF PUBLISHING PHOTOGRAPHY More from our month long feature on self publishing photobooks & zines, including new books from Homer Sykes & Brian Griffin.Pippa Healy is a London based artist whose work...
Kerfuffle, 2004, 24x17m, scanachrome on vinyl from a photo-booth original, BBC commission for Broadcasting House. NAME Liz Rideal JOB Professor of Fine Art WEBSITE Liz Rideal My mantra is “Things will resolve themselves."Liz Rideal is an artist and writer, and...
Years of engagement with historical archives has led to a Smithsonian artist fellowship for Vesna Pavlović.
NAME Vesna Pavlovic JOB Associate Professor of Art, Vanderbilt University, Nashville WEBSITE Vesna Pavlovic PROJECT Stagecraft Vesna Pavlović is currently an Associate Professor of art at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Pavlović’s projects examine...
Photofusion co-founder Gina Glover has spent 4 decades uncovering & deciphering the playgrounds of war.
NAME Gina Glover JOB Photographer & co-founder of Photofusion Photography Centre WEBSITE Gina Glover PROJECT Playgrounds of WarI like to delve into any immediate concerns and allow the creative process to unfold without the constraints of time or delivery. We're...
A chance discovery in her family archive gave a new perspective to Debby Besford’s record of Great Yarmouth’s Venetian Waterways.
NAME Debby Besford JOB Documentary Photographer WEBSITE Debby Besford PROJECT The Venetian WaterwaysThe desire and drive to create new work is like being in a relationship with yourself, your camera and the world around you.Debby Besford is a freelance documentary...
A move to a new city prompted Zoe Hamill to explore the limits of photography to convey identity and sensation.
Bruise from an oak treeNAME Zoe Hamill JOB Freelance photographer/teacher WEBSITE Zoe Hamill PROJECT A Map Without WordsPhotographing the landscape that's been home to generations of her family helped Zoe to examine the connection she feels to the land.WHAT’S YOUR DAY...
Portrait & cultural photographer Mark Alesky has used a period of isolation to produce a series of intimate still life images.
NAME Mark Alesky JOB Portrait, Fashion & Cultural Photographer WEBSITE Mark Alesky PROJECT Still Lifes My personal work is an on-going conversation with myself about the way I interpret the world around me. It forms a part of my archive, my visual language, my...
For artist & photographer Justin Jones landscape photography offers another means to search for identity.
NAME Justin Jones JOB Artist WEBSITE Justin Jones PROJECT Landscape photographsAn artist essentially should only work to please himself, once you start second-guessing other people's opinion you are in trouble.Justin Jones is an artist and photographer, living and...
Fine art photographer Mike Sutton uses his personal work to follow his journey dealing with clinical depression.
NAME Mike Sutton JOB Teacher & Fine Art Photographer WEBSITE Mike Sutton PROJECT PhantomsPersonal work is my way of making work exactly as I wish to make it.Mike Sutton is a teacher and artist who lives and works in St Petersburg. For the last 10 years he's been...
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My personal work is an on-going conversation with myself about the way I interpret the world around me. It forms a part of my archive, my visual language, my diary.
Mark Alesky is a fashion, portrait and cultural photographer. He’s best known for his portraits of musicians and celebrities, often gracing the pages of magazines such as The Face and Vogue.
He shares his latest fine art photographs shot on large format film.
I like to delve into any immediate concerns and allow the creative process to unfold without the constraints of time or delivery.
As a co-founder of London based gallery and education center Photofusion, Gina has had an enormous influence on British photography.
Here she showcases a personal fine art project that has spanned 40 years.
I like using a slower shutter and I always shoot a lot in motion while I’m walking or while driving so it was natural to do this type of photography.
Olga Karlovac is a Croatian photographer based in Zagreb. Originally an economist, she turned to photography as a creative outlet when she became disillusioned with her professional working life.
She has a strong personal photographic style that’s quickly captured the attention of the photographic community, resulting in exhibitions around Europe, and a trilogy of photobooks.
A Map Without Words began as an investigation into the connection that I feel to the landscape of home, in an effort to understand its effect on me.
Zoe Hamil is an emerging fine art photographer who lives and works in Scotland. In this intimate personal photography project she explores the process of leaving home.
About Personal Work Journal
PWJ is a photo journal dedicated to searching out and showcasing the latest personal photographic projects.
We believe that personal work allows photographers to explore their true passions and interests, to try new techniques or simply to shoot for the pleasure of taking pictures.
All good work is personal.