After working as a travel photographer mainly in Southeast Asia for many years, Jill had an assignment that took her to India and her first time to the mountain kingdom of Nepal. This tiny landlocked kingdom mesmerised her and she now spends a part of each year exploring Nepal and Eastern Tibet in particular. Its vast open skies, the wide scale panoramas and wonderful open hearted people have captured her heart. Now her plan is to continue her work documenting the lives of the Khampa people of eastern Tibet before their rich culture is eradicated forever by their invaders. She has held one successful exhibition of her Tibetan portraits in Kathmandu and plans several more exhibitions and a book over the next year.
"I have come to the point in my life where I need to explore the genre of travel photography more fully , sharpening my own vision, and evolving a distinct style.. I am working a lot in black and white - . altho colour too can be wonderful .
I look for beauty in everything I photograph - whether a beautiful composition, or light or the beauty of a face. Creating beauty can never be boring.
Photography is all about light - it is what makes the difference between a staandard picture and one that is lifted to the realms of the gods. Light makes a scene glow, makes flowers come alive and makes faces more beautiful.As photographers we need to be aware of the light at all times, to see what it does and how it changes the state of things.