“When I was little, I begged my parents for film. I wanted to photograph everything from school field trips to the family pets. The first photograph I took that I loved came in Grade 6, during a class field trip. It was a picture of a butterfly resting on a sandy beach.

That first photograph spurred me on to make more and more pictures, opening my eyes to the world around me. One year, I undertook a commitment to take a photograph single day. This stretched me to experiment and to practice, practice, practice until I got the shot I wanted.

My work isn’t just about taking a picture, it’s about preserving a moment in time. As an archaeologist, it’s important to me. As a person, I love to see people happy.”

Jillian Sign