My name is Anna Bean, I am a freelance photographic artist and a lecturer at the School of Creative Arts, Hull College. I create surreal tableaux inspired by old masters, myths, fairy tales, cult films and television programmes watched as a child. I usually collaborate with friends and family who appear as subjects within my work – luckily for me they adore dressing up and transforming into new, sometimes absurd, characters. My work also links strongly to the themes of the Gothic and the Uncanny. I would describe my work as darkly enchanting and familiar yet uncomfortably strange.