It’s a wonderful experience for the kids, and they look forward to it again and again”
Monmouthshire Family Photographer Jo Haycock
As a former marketing and picture publicist at the BBC, I got to work alongside some of the most amazingly talented people. I left inspired to make my own images for a living.
Based in Monmouthshire, south Wales and close to Cardiff & Bristol, I’m mum to Jeanie. Whose pure energy and kindness in this world makes me burst with pride – this week she tells me she wants to become a human rights lawyer. Her dad and my partner, Jez is one of the most creative and insightful people I know.
Our family life consists of a camper van, a half-built house extension (we’re getting there) and lots of outdoor adventures and road trips. If we throw a dinner party, it’s more likely to be around a campfire in the garden than sat inside at a dinner table.
I’m passionate about people and what connects them to their environment. What gets them excited and engaged in what they do, who and why they love.
Alongside my documentary family photography and I take on personal artistic projects. These are longer-term social documentary projects that I call my soul food. I’m part of an artists’ collaborative called NIA (Newport International Airspace). Where we create and host events across communities in performance, mosaic and photography.