Lovely boy, funny, cheeky, hardworking'.... 'thanks Nan I'll take it from here' .... 'you missed out professional!'
Hi, I’m Jools Hart, born in South West London and raised on the London/Surrey borders, let's just say a while back… remember Swap Shop, Spangles and Marbles?
Professionally qualified photographer and a Member of the Master Photographers Association, my certificates sit proudly alongside my 33-yard Swimming Certificate, god those pools were cold.
My childhood was great, long summers, freezing winters, two older brothers, a sister, Look In, Action Man, weak orange squash, penguin biscuits, banana sandwiches and hiding behind the sofa when Dr Who was on. School was cool, just a place to hang out with friends and laugh, I wasn’t very academic and rubbish at spelling (thank the lord for autocorrect). Art was my thing but they wouldn’t let me do it every day which I found odd.
16 and the big wide world beckoned followed by 25 years of (London Commuting) working within the creative industry, printers in Tolworth, a graphics company in Soho, Top Reprographics in Russell Square, National Newspapers in Wapping…. Professional football coach (yes I know diverse), then Photography.
I’ve also been surrounded by imagery, whether it was dad the architect, grandad the painter or through work, retouching endless images or just being dragged around art galleries as a kid.
I love lifestyle photography and capturing the moment, it makes history, distinctive and timeless, I love to people watch and love to watch life, grabbing that moment through the lens. Always working at a top-level has influenced me to produce high standards of work, this influence has helped carve my philosophy which is always to create that one image which speaks volumes about life and that I can achieve this in a professional but relaxed fun, natural atmosphere. (god I went all serious there)
I've been told I have a creative eye, must run in the family... the creativity, not the eye but I did have an Uncle Claude from Margate who had a wooden leg
I’m Piscean, travelled the world, never skied, have two boys, love a cuppa, a chat, shepherds pie, apple pie and golf… oh and I had a near-death experience but God wasn’t ready for my poor sense of humour.
Which brings me to Wall Art Gifts, as well as a being a successful general photographer (www.joolshartphotography.co.uk) I was selling framed landscapes and wall art prints at artisan markets which proved to be really popular, hence my decision to sell through out the UK.
So I'll pop the kettle on while you browse my work