New Year's Eve
is the holiday of anticipation. For nearly a quarter century
I have photographed this event around the world, annually
traveling to a different city so to research local customs
and record the festivities with my camera. My pictures reveal
intimate narratives about ordinary people filled with the
spirit of an extraordinary night. The subjects of my photographs
are all willing participants, flattered by the prospect
of a moment in the spotlight.
every destination or venue for this work, I meet people
who respond to my images and find they evoke a connection
to a story or memory. I have gathered such experiences,
traditions and prophesies to present with my photographs
in homage to this great event. My web-site is a new resource
for the collection and diffusion of this information
You are encouraged
to participate by submitting stories and commentary to this
forum. The site will be updated on a regular basis. All
material selected for presentation on these pages will be
duly acknowledged with a sample from my imagery.
the site and visit often to enjoy the changing of the scenery...
a happy new year... Jill