Jill Brown has over 15 years of experience in the field of photography. She has studied photography at Missouri State University and Maryville University, St. Louis. She spent time working on her personal fine art work for many years and in 2003 started her first wedding and portrait photography business in St. Louis, MO.
Jill moved to Des Moines, IA in 2005 and has continued her wedding and portrait business along with her fine art photography. Jill currently has work displayed in and around the Des Moines area as well as work in personal collections around the world.
Jill uses both medium format film cameras and digital formats to create her images. This is how the artist describes her work:
“My work is a reflection of everyday life and places. I chose the medium of photography as a tool to capture the essence of the person or place. I create images to depict the subject as they are remembered in the mind. Not posed or unnatural, but as a window into the intimate world of the subject.”
Jill Brown is a member of Professional Photographers of America.
Recently, I have been playing with film. I love, love, love film. I love the darkroom. I love the smell of the chemicals and the dim, red light. I have not been able to get in the darkroom but I have been playing with my Bronica ETRS and having it developed by a local company.
Film makes me slow down and think.
Film makes me compose the shot with a more careful eye.
Film makes me contemplate what I am trying to say in an image.