In Episode 03 of The Great Women Artists Podcast, Katy Hessel interviews one of the most exciting and brilliant photographers working today, JUNO CALYPSO!!!
Known for her self portraits where she stages herself as a fictional character named ‘Joyce’ in the likes of Honeymoon Hotels in America, 70s style flats in Malta, or more recently in a kitsch underground bunker on the outskirts of Vegas, Juno’s work is always very distinctly pink and elaborate, with a lot of dark undertones.
After graduating from London College of Communications in 2012, Juno has since gone on to win multiple awards for her work, including the British Journal of Photography and the Royal Photographic Society, and has had six solo exhibitions across London and Milan.
In this episode we discuss Juno's career so far, how she became interested in self portraiture experimenting with digital cameras in the late 90s and early 00s; her experience at university; incredible recent photographic projects, The Honeymoon and What To Do With A Million Years; her constant and refreshing examination of female self-perception; and how she's catapulted into being one of the most recognisable and exciting photographers working today.
I couldn't be more delighted to have Juno as my third guest. Not only is she amazing AND hilarious, but her unnerving stories of finding the most kitsch and insanely incredible locations (you won't believe are real) are just fantastic. She has A LOT of good stories. ENJOY!!!
WORKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
Early Work – Popcorn Venus, 2012
Joyce – 12 Reasons You're Tired All The Time, 2013
The Honeymoon –
Eternal Beauty, 2014
A Dream in Green, 2015
The Honeymoon Suite, 2015
Sensory Deprivation, 2016
What To Do With A Million Years –
Tuesday in Eternity, 2018
Subterrenean Kitchen, 2018
Die Now Pay Later, 2018
The Entrance, 2018
Thank you for listening!! This episode is sponsored by the Affordable Art Fair: @affordableartfairuk
Katy Hessel: @thegreatwomenartists / @katy.hessel
Artwork by @thisisaliceskinner
Sound editing by @_ellieclifford / @naomiabel
Music by Ben Wetherfield