Anna Bean aka Bluebeany is a freelance photographic artist based in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. She also works as a lecturer at the School of Creative Arts, Hull College. Anna has exhibited and sold her work regularly since 2008.
Within her work she creates digital reinventions of vintage images and also constructed surreal photographic tableaux inspired by old masters, myths, fairy tales, cult films and television programmes watched as a child. She collaborates with friends and family who appear as subjects within her work and they dress up and transform into magnificent and sometimes absurd characters. Her work links strongly to the themes of the Gothic and the Uncanny. She describes her work as ‘darkly enchanting and familiar yet uncomfortably strange’.