Eating England / Jill Mead


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 ‘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.