A Pilgrim Photographer’s Progress


Following her involvement in the Creative Camino pilgrimage project, Pembrokeshire photographer Karel Jasper is now doing an MA in fine art, specialising in photography at Aberystwyth University.

“I really enjoyed doing the pilgrimage photography project and wanted to carry on developing my own style of photography. Now just felt like the right time to do the MA,” she says.

“I love spending time in Aberystwyth, learning new things and meeting new people. It is also great having constructive feedback about my work, and some structure to my own enquiries within my creative work.”

There is a strong sense in her work of personal connection with her subject. What is most inspiring for her?

“Currently with my MA portfolio work I wanted to continue to explore what gives us a sense of belonging to the land we walk on and nature. I am working on an old 120 film camera reacquainting myself with film developing and darkroom printing.


“I have another exhibition of my pilgrimage work in Fishguard Library from 4 to 30 June, hopefully to be inspiring for people to get outside and to walk the pilgrimage or visit some of the special places we have to offer here in Pembrokeshire.

“I have also been accepted to a couple of joint exhibitions at the School of Art in Aberystwyth. One has just gone, I’m hoping to be in another one but not confirmed yet.”

Karel has a new website for her MA work – www.kareljasper.com – where you can find examples of current work and also her blog.



NB: the images here are Karel’s own work and should not be reproduced. If you see something you like, please contact her for availability and prices.

Email: kareljasper3@gmail.com

Her “more commercial” photography website is www.jasperphotography.co.uk.

Fine art photography: www.kareljasper.co.uk.

She is also on Instagram and Facebook.

We have asked Karel for some tips for aspiring photographers, so watch this space for further articles.


Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for pembrokeshire.online, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says "Pembrokeshire.online has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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