Hayley’s photographic practice previously explored themes of identity and celebrity. Since lockdown, however, her focus has shifted to subjects closer to home. Photographs of local landscapes, garden flowers and busy insects are framed by the edges of a cardboard box. The images are both reassuring and restrictive; they depict moments of calm, but the frame is a constant reminder of confinement.
Since graduating from the Fine Art course at Solent University in 2020, Hayley set up an online Etsy shop called HayleyJonesShop which sells a range of hand printed items and artworks. In August 2020 Hayley was selected to exhibit in Southampton City Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘In Search of a New World’.