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Creative Mornings - Jannica Honey

  • CodeBase Edinburgh 38 Castle Terrace Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DZ United Kingdom (map)

Creative Mornings

CreativeMornings is a global breakfast lecture series serving local creative communities in over 180 cities. Started in 2008 by Tina Roth Eisenberg, she wanted an easy way for her New York creative community to come together, on a regular basis. CreativeMornings events are free of charge and always will be. Powered by the generosity of over 180 hosts and 1,500 volunteers, events happen on a monthly basis typically featuring an inspiring talk and breakfast.

About the speaker

Jannica Honey

“How honesty became my muse”

Swedish-born Jannica Honey moved to Edinburgh to study photography and digital imaging after completing a BA in Humanities (anthropology & criminology) at Stockholm University 1998.

After building extensive editorial experience as The List Magazine’s in-house photographer, where she shot more than 20 covers and covered the full-spectrum of arts, travel, food and events, she began focusing on more challenging subjects in a series of photo essays. In 2011 Honey spent several months photographing lap dancers in Edinburgh for an exhibition premiered at the city’s Festival Fringe, providing a candid and unusual perspective.

The following winter she visited the Mohawk reservation in Kahnawake (Montreal) portraying residents including chiefs, peace officer and drug dealers. Later that year she returned to her native Stockholm to document the life of a group of ageing amphetamine addicts, a community her recently deceased aunt had belonged to.

In the summer of 2013 Honey was given unprecedented access to photograph the Orange Order’s controversial parade through Glasgow, capturing both the marchers and by-standers.

A significant proportion of her recent work has focused on musicians (subjects include The Killers, Emma Pollock, Frightened Rabbit, The Horrors and Young Fathers) with her photographs appearing in The Guardian, LA Times, Aftenposten, Svenska Dagbladet, The Scotsman, the Sunday Herald, Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Tank, Aesthetica Magazine and Swedish Gaffa.

Honey’s latest project was her most ambitious to date and saw her working within the constraints of twilight as the only light source and only shooting on the new and full moon over 12 months.

When the Blackbird Sings started when Honey felt compelled to reaffirm her own ‘feminine voice’ in the face of personal challenges and male-dominated political events - in particular the recent death of her grandmother and the US elections. By basing her shooting schedule on moon cycles - an intrinsic feminine rhythm - Honey channeled the earth’s natural rhythms into her work, and explored her own reconnection to womanhood and femininity.

’When The Blackbird Sings’ portrays the multiple aspects of the female cycle through photographs of women and nature (Sweden/Scotland).

In this talk, Jannica will approach the topic of Honesty by discussing however you need to “bare it all” to be honest.

Local partners

FreeAgent is award-winning online accounting software that’s designed for the way small businesses work. More than 60,000 freelancers and small business owners use FreeAgent every day to track time against projects, raise invoices, file tax returns and just get on with the work they love - not the paperwork.

Bringing Bross Bagels to Edinburgh. Instead of complaining about the lack of bagels this country has to offer – founder Larah Bross decided to do something about it. Working closely with local initiative Breadshare, Bross Bagels aims to bring authentic bagels to Edinburgh and beyond. Our rustic bagels are available to buy by the dozen or filled with some NY deli inspired fillings from our shop in Portobello and Leith.

High Tide is an Edinburgh based video production studio that specialises in creating online video content, whilst guiding clients throughout the process. The team are particularly passionate about collaborating with clients to create engaging on-screen stories. Their work includes content for Underbelly, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh Beer Factory and FreeAgent.

Additional details

This event will start 15 minutes earlier than usual, so see you at 8:15 ☕️

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