About green island studios
Green Island Studios sits high on a hilltop in Dartmoor National Park, with panoramic views across not just the highest points of North Dartmoor but with far reaching west country views taking in Bodmin Moor and Exmoor. It is the venue for a host of workshops, courses and photowalks, including bespoke and intimate residential photography and fine art courses for small groups and individuals.
Green Island Studios is the creative studio, workshop space and colour darkroom where Jo Bradford creates her cameraless photographic artworks that are sold in galleries all over the world, and are regularly exhibited and collected in Europe, America and Asia.
About Jo Bradford
Jo is a well-known smart phone photographer, she takes pictures of the wild and windy Moor on her doorstep and posts them on Instagram where she has a large and loyal following for her smartphone photography.
Jo has recently published her first book, "Smart Phone, Smart Photography" with CICO books. She delivers a range of workshops in smartphone photography from beginner’s sessions to masterclasses from Green Island Studios, her bespoke analogue darkroom and photography workshop space on Dartmoor, in the UK.
Jo is often featured talking about smart phone photography on TV and radio shows including BBC1's Sunday evening prime time TV show Countryfile, and on the BBC and ITV evening news, and Radio 4.
Jo is a regular public speaker about photography, her talks cover a wide range of topics from smart phone photography to analogue photography
Born in Hertfordshire, England, Jo was raised in Southern Africa. Jo received her Master’s Degree (with Distinction) in Photography: Critical Practice from University College Falmouth in 2004. Jo owns and operates an analogue colour darkroom, her photography is regularly exhibited and collected all over the world.
A long-term Getty Images contributor, she has licensed her work and received commissions from clients including American Express, Disney, Oprah.com, M&C Saatchi, MTV New York, Google, AOL, Viacom, Faber & Faber, Hello Magazine, Microsoft, Channel Four TV, Zara, Samsung, Conde Nast France, McGraw Hill Publishing and Random House Publishing.
AWARDS, GRANTS & BURSARIES
2016 – Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.
2015 – DNPA / ‘Your Dartmoor Fund’ Grant Project Funding Award.
2010 – AA2A / Arts Council Fund Artist in Residence Scheme – Plymouth College of Art.
2008 – Saatchi Gallery & Harper Collins Publishers Shortlisted Book Cover Design.
2006 – Unlocking Cornish Potential Graduate Placement Award.
2004 – Fenton Arts Trust Grant Project Funding Award.
2003 – Arts Council England Grant Creative Development Award.
2003 – West Midlands Arts / ‘Trade Partners International Grant’ Rhubarb Rhubarb Half Bursary Award.
2002 – Arts Council England Grant Creative Development Award.
2002 – West Midlands Arts Grant Rhubarb Rhubarb Full Bursary Award.