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Holly Houlton is a photographer and writer based in London, UK. 
 

From April-October of 2021, she worked as a product photographer and content creator for the creative agency, Broody (sister company of Mother). Reporting to the creative team’s art directors and working alongside the marketing team, the job often involved switching between briefs for a variety of clients – the work produced can be see via the commercial page.
 

Houlton’s work mainly explores the subjects of people and place with a particular interest in the effects they have on one another in relation to experience and time. Using a personal approach, themes of intimacy, relationship and self-reflection are applied to interpret her surrounding environments. Specific attention to detail and light attempts to draw out the perhaps otherwise unseen and stimulate emotive contemplation.

 

Alongside her visual practice, she is a passionate writer on photography in both the journalistic and academic form. Houlton is a listed author at Professional Photo Magazine and regularly writes for and has been published by numerous other established magazines or platforms within the field.

 

Houlton has volunteered at Eastside Projects contemporary art gallery and the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art Festival. She has also assisted professional photographers such as; Ian Farrell and Phillip Waterman.

 

More recently, she completed a Social Media Internship at the video production agency – Unity & Motion and is currently being mentored by Christiane Monarchi, founder of Photomonitor; who is supporting and developing new projects.

During November of 2020, Houlton founded and launched Now Tell Me. A writing platform dedicated to giving freelance and emerging writers on photography the freedom to write self-directed content. The writers’ works will be peer reviewed and realised as a collective digital zine.


Her full CV and references can be available upon request.
For any enquiries or more information on her work, contact: hollyhoultonphotography@gmail.com

Education

Features and Commissions 

2016-2020
First-class BA (Hons) Photography with International Enhancement at Coventry University 

2018-2019
Communications at Universidad de Europea Madrid (UEM) 

2018-2019
A1 Level Spanish 

2021
Photobookstore – photo book review online feature

2020

Fleur & Arbor – interview and online feature 

The Wonder Forest Blog – article writing online feature

Girls In Business – online feature

Black River - Issue 01 Places online feature

Beating The Blues - online feature

The Collective Mag - online feature
The Photographers’ Gallery – A Story Behind A Photograph online feature

The Photographers' Gallery - photo book review online feature

BBC Radio Suffolk – aired interview and online feature - Now Tell Me
BBC Radio Suffolk Upload Programme - live feature and interview
BBC Radio Suffolk Upload - online feature

The Liminal Voice - online feature
The Rising Womxn Zineonline feature
Ffoto Gallery Platform - Instagram Takeover
The Reservoir Project - Instagram Takeover
By.Platform - online feature
Landform – online feature
Between Spaces - Instagram Live Q&A/artist talk

Between Spaces – degree show online feature 

Between Spaces – degree show publication print feature 

Between Spaces – degree show publication print feature, writing and editing of artist statements, biographies and acknowledgments page
Source Graduate Photography BA Phase – online feature

Photograd - 1 of 50 Graduates Zine PGZ2020 online and print feature

Photograd - 1 of 10 Highly Commended Graduates online feature
Photograd – Limited Edition Postcard Pack print feature 
Photograd – Guest Writer, article writing online features

Photograd – Q&A interview online feature

Professional Photo Magazine – article writing (double page) Issue 178 print and digital feature

Professional Photo Magazine – article writing in Issue 172 digital download
Professional Photo Magazine – article writing online features

Loupe Magazine – copywriting
Loupe Magazine – article writing online features


2019

Native Magazine – online feature

2018
deCODE Magazine – online feature 
Native Magazine Issue One – print/zine feature
Native Magazine Creative Guide Issue One – print/zine feature
Hashtag Photography Magazine – article writing online feature
Photography News - book review online feature 

 

2017
Marlowe Theatre – online feature
Professional Photo magazine – article writing (double page) Issue 137 print feature 

 

2015 and 2017
Bury and West Suffolk Magazine – print features

Exhibitions

2020

Pachamama Collective - online exhibit/selling prints (group)

Fujifilm Print Life @ Home Bedroom and Landscape Categories – online exhibit (group) 


Local Host Gallery miniature exhibit (group)

Between Spaces – degree show online virtual exhibit, Artsteps (group)

Shot In Soho – Guest Speaker, The Photographers' Gallery, London (solo/group)

2019
FotoClasse – Universidad de Europea Madrid, Madrid (group)

The Outsider – Bushwick Community Darkroom, Brookyln, New York (group)

2018
LAHAD, Drapers, Coventry (group)

The Past, We Miss – Manson House residence home, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (solo)

Exposure – The CET building, Coventry (group)

2017
Until The Third Bridge – The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry (solo)

Introducing C.U – Ellen Terry building, Coventry University, Coventry (group)


"Holly quickly got to grips with multiple briefs across several of Broody’s partners; shooting and editing assets independently, as well as working with us as a team on bigger shoots. It was a joy to work with her and to get to know her – both over Zoom when WFH and in person when the occasion allowed for it!"


– Alice and Joel, Creative Team at Broody
 

"I found Holly to be a very proactive contributor who was capable of coming up with ideas, adapting them and then following them through, to brief and on deadline. It was a pleasure to work with her and she clearly put a lot of time and effort into the commission we gave her."

 

— Terry Hope, Editor/Publisher, Professional Photo Magazine

"Holly recently helped provide copy for the Loupe magazine webshop. Her work involved summarising each Issue of the magazine into a short and engaging text. Holly was great to work with, completing each summary before the deadline given and responding well to feedback throughout. Holly has also contributed to the Loupe website, interviewing photographer JC Candanedo about his work in Catalonia, pursuing a line of questioning that provided increased insight into the project. We hope to be able to work with Holly again and wish her all the best as her career in this industry develops."

— Luke Archer, Editor/Publisher, Loupe Magazine

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