Eating England / Jill Mead

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A lovely and wide open brief to produce a series of images to illustrate the book by Hattie Ellis.

Herdwick lamb involved a day out with a shepherd.

A fish and chip shop meant a session behind a fryer. Pork pies entailed getting down and dirty with some Gloucester old spots.

Originality and the projection of Jill’s own personality created a series of images that remain on her portfolio to this day.

Experienced, maybe even β€˜old school’ use of black and white is atmospheric, evocative and somewhat timeless. Her favourite photograph is of an old lady eating a crab in Cromer. She lost her address, but is still looking.


About Jill

Jill’s love of photography blossomed from early expeditions with her family, taking pictures of abandoned farms on the North York Moors. She now feels incomplete without a camera and is fascinated by pretty much everything

"Everyone has a story to tell. I am not sure how it happens but when I ask the un-askable questions people open up. Whether I am working with a shy child or the most volatile chef on earth. The more trust you build, the more authentic the outcome.

Working with Antman back-up comes with many advantages: chief amongst them simply being able to concentrate on my job. The ratio of successful shots is testament to this.”

(To read more about Jill Mead, see Who we are)

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