Photographer and digital artist Jane Long was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1970. Currently based in Brisbane, Australia, she combines photography and photomanipulation to create slightly surreal images that straddle the line between reality and fantasy.
Completely self-taught, she has worked with Photoshop since 1994, both commercially and for personal work. More recently she has delved wholeheartedly into photography, concentrating on conceptual work. However digital art remains a passion and forms an integral part of her work. Deciding to move into the fine art market in April 2014, her first series “Self-Preservation” received several accolades including several images being listed as finalists for the Macquarie Photography Prize and “Cured” being announced as a semi-finalist for the Moran Photographic Prize.
Her next series “Dancing with Costica?” shot her to international exposure with features on over 150 prominent photography and general interest websites including ABC News US, Daily Mail, SLR Lounge, PetaPixel, Bored Panda and BuzzFeed as well as a number of photography magazines and Romanian TV! The series was exhibited at the Romanian Embassy in Canberra, Australia in March 2015, at the Romanian Photo Festival in May 2015 and she was selected as a core artist at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in September 2015.
The media interest in her work has continued with the release of the “Nasty Little Critters” series and most recently “The Watchers” series as well as commercial work for Decca Records artist Aurora who commissioned her for the album artwork of her debut release “All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend”.