Self-portrait ©Anna Hawes

“I have long enjoyed exploring the beauty of the natural world through a lens. I enjoy the challenge of working with the elements to capture the essence of an environment as I see and experience it. I always look to add my own sense of feeling and atmosphere to every photograph I take. By working with infrared I am able to capture an alternative perspective that presents us with a version of the world unseen by the human eye; a process that I find equally surprising and rewarding. I hope you enjoy my work!”

Anna is a fine art photographer specialising in landscape and infrared photography. She lives by the sea in Portsmouth, England. When she is not taking photographs, Anna spends her time as an outreach worker for a specialist arts institute, promoting creative study across the country. In this role and as a former college teacher of film making, art and photography, she is passionate about arts education and delights in spending her time helping other young people discover their own enthusiasm for creativity.

She completed her PGCE in Post-Compulsory Art and Design, specialising in Digital and Media Arts at Northbrook College, Sussex in 2011. She graduated with First Class Honours from a degree in Digital Screen Arts at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey in July 2009. This challenging but rewarding experience allowed her to explore experimental and traditional approaches to the production of artworks for cinemas and galleries, through cutting-edge technologies within a critical, contextual framework.

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