Zoe Van-de-Velde was born in Melton Mowbray in the winter of 1974. She spent her early years in the depths of the fenlands and then was moved nomadically around by her Mother. Her youth was spent directing and performing in plays which helped her escape life's impermanence.
Zoe disappeared after leaving school, there were sightings of her in a small village in Germany but these were never confirmed. She re-emerged around 1997 where she studied at University. Zoe spent most of her time taking pictures. She also made a short film 'Let's Eat Hair' (from Carl Laszlo's play). Zoe spends most her time in a loft writing squiblets and taking pictures that she hopes will eventually cleanse her soul.