I started using textures several years ago and now run Flypaper Textures with my good friend Paul Grand. Visit flypapertextures.com for details.

 

I also have a second Flickr PHOTOSTREAM where I intend posting untextured work, it will also be a place for me to post more documentary type shots (and more stock like photos for Getty)

  

Groups I admin

Flypaper Textures. Get yours at bighugelabs.com

 

 The World Through My Eyes - 2 per day/ Comment on 1. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr

 

 Man Ray. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

 

 B Square. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

 

Complete Herbal. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

 

The Dictionary Of Image. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

 

In the Memories' Book (Textured Images - INVITE ONLY!!!) . Get yours at bighugelabs.com

 

FloralEssence (Invite Only). Get yours at bighugelabs.com

 

 ╠Art Libre-Free Art-Arte Libre-Freie Kunst-INVITED PIX ONLY. Get yours at bighugelabs.com

 

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I accidentally found one of Jill's images on Flickr and immediately stunned with how it was processed. I love all of her work, both her images and her textures. It seems that all her images are perfectly processed with Flypaper Textures and that I can fave all of them :P Her work is just inspirational and looking forw… Read more

I accidentally found one of Jill's images on Flickr and immediately stunned with how it was processed. I love all of her work, both her images and her textures. It seems that all her images are perfectly processed with Flypaper Textures and that I can fave all of them :P Her work is just inspirational and looking forward for more!

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November 18, 2010

It’s hard to add more words to what has already been said but I’ll have a go, Jill has such a fine approach to her work - The pictures she captures are very well thought-out and always outstanding in themselves. When these are combined with her masterful use of textures the pictures are elevated to there own unique… Read more

It’s hard to add more words to what has already been said but I’ll have a go, Jill has such a fine approach to her work - The pictures she captures are very well thought-out and always outstanding in themselves. When these are combined with her masterful use of textures the pictures are elevated to there own uniqueness and trademark “Jill style” that I enjoy so much, very inspiring! I always look forward to her Man Ray work also, it’s so creative and you really get drawn into the imagery. I have found Jill to be tremendously supportive and that has given me such motivation so thank-you Jill for sharing your art and your support with us.

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November 19, 2010
*gumby says:

There is such an embarrassment of riches here, each image a beautiful jewel, perfectly crafted and presented. It is simultaneously an oasis of calm and inspiration. Thank you, Jill.

October 19, 2010
silviaON says:

jill is one of the most creative photographers in flickr that i have found so far. her pictures are always very beautiful and artistic. she's such an inspiration for me. i'm honored to have her as a friend and wish her all the best.

August 23, 2010

Jill describes her own work as 'gentle' and I would agree. The macro's, flowers, fruit and landscape images are almost always gently clothed with the most 'divine' textures. Her images acquire a soft, romantic, mystical and even elusive quality. It looks easy, but it's not. Jill does textures like no other! Jill toge… Read more

Jill describes her own work as 'gentle' and I would agree. The macro's, flowers, fruit and landscape images are almost always gently clothed with the most 'divine' textures. Her images acquire a soft, romantic, mystical and even elusive quality. It looks easy, but it's not. Jill does textures like no other! Jill together with a fellow flickr member create the most awesome textures and not so long ago launched the flypaper textures, which are available on their blog to order. Just when you think you have got Jill's style worked out - she produces the most incredible surreal / manipulated images, many of which are probably inspired by the Man Ray Group here on flickr. There is a wicked sense of humor and eye for the absurd that will keep you coming back to look at the image and produce a smile for your effort. Jill is a very talented and productive artist - and certainly a boon to the flickr community!

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June 15, 2010

This has been a long time in coming as I have admired Jill's artistry for well over a year now. Here keen eye for honing in on the greatest importance in a scene border on the uncanny. Her abilities for capturing light, color and detail reveal themselves in images that are a beautiful mix of mystery, sensuality, and … Read more

This has been a long time in coming as I have admired Jill's artistry for well over a year now. Here keen eye for honing in on the greatest importance in a scene border on the uncanny. Her abilities for capturing light, color and detail reveal themselves in images that are a beautiful mix of mystery, sensuality, and passion.....regardless of whether they are images of fruit, flowers, or landscapes. She has helped fill me with a new appreciation and since of wonder for the art and expression available through photography.....and I am sincerely grateful.

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December 8, 2009

I hands down love Jill's work. Her gentle and evocative images have a wonderful painterly feel to them. She is one of the few Flickrites whose texture work never feels forced or extraneous. Also, there is no one that brings out the beauty and soul of a pear like Jill.

June 22, 2009

Jill has an imagination that I often envy. I want to climb inside her mind and wander around for a bit. Since she lives far away from me, I can't do that. Luckily, superb imagery escapes from that wondrous mind and I get a peek anyway! So do you. That's a grand and fortunate thing for us all! Off we go always into so… Read more

Jill has an imagination that I often envy. I want to climb inside her mind and wander around for a bit. Since she lives far away from me, I can't do that. Luckily, superb imagery escapes from that wondrous mind and I get a peek anyway! So do you. That's a grand and fortunate thing for us all! Off we go always into some strange new adventure that never fails to mesmerize. Off we go, oft re-amazed at our world: peculiar, familiar and haunting!

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May 25, 2009
jane.siet says:

Thank you Jill for your brilliant work that is always a delight and for sharing that work with us on Flickr. You are such an inspiration.

February 25, 2009

Jill's photos are a treat to the eye, always a joy to behold and always leave me amazed and grateful to be able to enjoy them. keep shooting and i will keep admiring! Greetings! Philippe

January 3, 2009
microabi says:

I just wish there was a button on flickr so I could instantly fav all of Jills work! Her photos are always so beautiful and thoughtful. One of my favourite photographers on flickr.

December 23, 2008

Jill's work speaks for her right from her choice of the buddy icon. Its like a bursting Sun. She has a striking style of finely finished art work. I admire her pictures and stare at them for a little while wondering how she does it every time. I myself do a bit of processing, but she something much different artistry t… Read more

Jill's work speaks for her right from her choice of the buddy icon. Its like a bursting Sun. She has a striking style of finely finished art work. I admire her pictures and stare at them for a little while wondering how she does it every time. I myself do a bit of processing, but she something much different artistry to offer. Every picture will have something very distinguishable. Sometimes it can be a crisp focus point, sometimes softest depth of field and other times its the texture. She is one of those few great artists here on Flickr. Thanks for being an inspiration and best wishes!!!

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December 21, 2008
Divergent Trousers (deleted)

Jill is fabulous! I want to be like her when I "grow up" in photography. Not just producing jaw-dropping inspiring work but I want to stay nice to everybody like she does. I've noticed how some photographers on Flickr put their noses up in the air and "warn" in their profiles how they don't want too many contacts for t… Read more

Jill is fabulous! I want to be like her when I "grow up" in photography. Not just producing jaw-dropping inspiring work but I want to stay nice to everybody like she does. I've noticed how some photographers on Flickr put their noses up in the air and "warn" in their profiles how they don't want too many contacts for this and for that reason. Not Jill--She creates this beautiful gorgeous work and she stays sweet. I love coming here and losing myself in her sets on slideshows!

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November 22, 2008
Telzey says:

I've been thinking and thinking about this testamonial for months. Not because there was nothing to say, but because there was so very much. Living half a world apart, Jill and I met through a texture group and, since then, my life has never been the same. She's a whirlwind of creativity — from her quiet, thoughtfu… Read more

I've been thinking and thinking about this testamonial for months. Not because there was nothing to say, but because there was so very much. Living half a world apart, Jill and I met through a texture group and, since then, my life has never been the same. She's a whirlwind of creativity — from her quiet, thoughtful still lifes and macros to her flawless manipulations. Her work moves and inspires me — resonating on so many levels it's hard to narrow it down. In the past, I've described her images as marvelous, extraordinary, and awesome. But now, let me add: joyous, witty, genuine. If you want to see what a true artist can do, oh traveler, just browse her photostream. Take your time. Jill's work truly reflects her outstanding talent, delightful character, and joie de vivre. Thank you, Jill, for blessing me with your incredible friendship and for letting us all experience the world through your eyes :*

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September 28, 2008

For me Jill is my daily health, beauty and happiness cure Jill is not just a photographer, she is an artist she belongs in the gallery next to Dali, Picasso and Miro Looking to her images are like reading books and poëms from Edgar Allan Poe, Victor Hugo and Dante and the most important to me is her friendly and h… Read more

For me Jill is my daily health, beauty and happiness cure Jill is not just a photographer, she is an artist she belongs in the gallery next to Dali, Picasso and Miro Looking to her images are like reading books and poëms from Edgar Allan Poe, Victor Hugo and Dante and the most important to me is her friendly and honest personality Thanks you Jill Love Dimi

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July 13, 2008
~Darni says:

Jill is truly an inspiration to me, particularly her use of textures. Her images/photography are intriguing and possess an authentic and distinct beauty & quality.

July 13, 2008

It's hard to think of any praise that hasn't been expressed in all those testimonials below. Jill is an extraordiary artist. Not just an excellent photographer but a real artist. Her photostream treats us to an incredible variety of stunning images. She finds compelling images where most of us would not even look. I… Read more

It's hard to think of any praise that hasn't been expressed in all those testimonials below. Jill is an extraordiary artist. Not just an excellent photographer but a real artist. Her photostream treats us to an incredible variety of stunning images. She finds compelling images where most of us would not even look. I especially like her flower and plant shots because she finds a way to make them different than all the run-of-the-mill stuff you run across. Lastly, just a warm and wonderful person to get to know.

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June 28, 2008

Jill’s Artwork is unique and full of sensibility. This photographer has some major talent and is truly blessed! I am amazed with her outstanding creativity, vivid imagination, exceptional sense of harmony, and superb fine art skill. Dear Jill, you're a tremendous inspiration! Thanks for sharing your work with … Read more

Jill’s Artwork is unique and full of sensibility. This photographer has some major talent and is truly blessed! I am amazed with her outstanding creativity, vivid imagination, exceptional sense of harmony, and superb fine art skill. Dear Jill, you're a tremendous inspiration! Thanks for sharing your work with us. Natalie

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June 15, 2008
Michelle says:

The best words I can use to describe Jill's work are 'Gentle' and 'Stunning'. And she comes up with the best titles to set the mood. If she has a book of photos out there, I will be first in line to get it. She is a find in flickr! Thanks for sharing your work Jill.

June 15, 2008
{meghan} says:

Jill, I could easily get lost in every photo of yours only to be lost for words at how to describe your sensitivity to light, texture and bringing out the beautiful of your subject. I find you inspiring as you experiment and have obviously found 'your style' which works so well and you are passionate about. I always lo… Read more

Jill, I could easily get lost in every photo of yours only to be lost for words at how to describe your sensitivity to light, texture and bringing out the beautiful of your subject. I find you inspiring as you experiment and have obviously found 'your style' which works so well and you are passionate about. I always look forward to each upload of yours. Thanks for sharing :)

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May 30, 2008
Maggiet96 says:

Jill, you are a true artist and an outstanding photographer, but above all, a wonderful, warm, and caring friend... it's been a pleasure, an honor and a blessing to meet you here on Flickr... thanks for being you! Blessings and sweet hugs... : )

March 23, 2008

jill's images make me say "WOW" out really loud to the screen ... she renders me speechless with her manipulations and has truly inspired me to go further with my own work ... i'm not very good with words, s just go check out her stream, you won't be disappointed!!!

March 7, 2008

Jill is a master image maker, this coupled with her sensitive photography and expert manipulation skills makes her one of the most popular and interesting flickr professionals on the net. Jill has taught me loads over the past several months of knowing her. She's also a valued and knowledgeable fellow admin of … Read more

Jill is a master image maker, this coupled with her sensitive photography and expert manipulation skills makes her one of the most popular and interesting flickr professionals on the net. Jill has taught me loads over the past several months of knowing her. She's also a valued and knowledgeable fellow admin of Our Man Ray groups, with whom I feel honoured and privileged being in daily contact with my New Zealand friend at the other side of the world. Basically what I'm trying to say is: I cant recommend Jill's fast growing portfolio enough!

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March 1, 2008

i love love love your work..you`re great artist. thanks for your support :)

February 21, 2008

Jill's vision and images are a growing inspiration for me. Since the day I first saw her photostream, it's really been an adventure for me each time I visit. I am continually being inspired by her work.

February 15, 2008

I accidentally ran into one of Jill's masterpiece while I was looking at the Pentax group photos. Ever since then, she's got me hooked to her stream. I love her vision and her textured images. They have a haunting yet serene quality to them and each one of them are so well executed and composed, who can deny that sh… Read more

I accidentally ran into one of Jill's masterpiece while I was looking at the Pentax group photos. Ever since then, she's got me hooked to her stream. I love her vision and her textured images. They have a haunting yet serene quality to them and each one of them are so well executed and composed, who can deny that she's the master of her art? Look at her stream, and she'll have you hooked too:)

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January 8, 2008

Jill, you are such an inspirational photographer and artist! I adore seeing each of your photos as you give them your unique treatment in post. Your stream is one of only a few that I frequent often. Your photos make me smile, they warm my heart....Thank you Jill for sharing your stories and experiences with us all.

January 3, 2008

Jill (borealnz) is a channel for beauty. Her work is utterly unique, and so luscious that no one can help but be smitten. Her eye for form, texture, and word are without comparison, and she is truly inspirational in her artistic manifestations. We are so fortunate to have her here on Flickr. And I am so grateful for h… Read more

Jill (borealnz) is a channel for beauty. Her work is utterly unique, and so luscious that no one can help but be smitten. Her eye for form, texture, and word are without comparison, and she is truly inspirational in her artistic manifestations. We are so fortunate to have her here on Flickr. And I am so grateful for her kind words and support.

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December 9, 2007

Jill First of all I want to say that you are a wonderful photographer....This is the easy part. Wonderful in so many ways ......Put it this way, it is very easy to comment on her photos as they are so amazing .......No hesitation when it comes to inspirational comments. Just plain wonderful! I loved that I found h… Read more

Jill First of all I want to say that you are a wonderful photographer....This is the easy part. Wonderful in so many ways ......Put it this way, it is very easy to comment on her photos as they are so amazing .......No hesitation when it comes to inspirational comments. Just plain wonderful! I loved that I found her stream........ and in one of the first comments, i mentioned something about the way her photos have movement.......There is a wonderful life to her compositions.......A true sign of an artist. Not only that but she is so supportive of others.....making comments that are what anyone would be so happy with........not casual comments One of my most favorite flickr contacts for sure !! oh and did I mention that this is my first testimonial on Fickr after one year ! Love Maureen

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December 9, 2007
Åsta says:

I don’t know where to begin saying something about Jill’s pictures without risking the possibility of sounding corny. The reason is that when I look at her work, I think of a mother. Jill’s not shooting pictures – she nurtures them. Tender, caring and still firm – with a thought and reason behind all the whats and the … Read more

I don’t know where to begin saying something about Jill’s pictures without risking the possibility of sounding corny. The reason is that when I look at her work, I think of a mother. Jill’s not shooting pictures – she nurtures them. Tender, caring and still firm – with a thought and reason behind all the whats and the hows on her approach to the motive and the treatment of them. And then there’s Jill herself. Such a wonderful spirit, always willing to help – always generous in sharing her comments and knowledge. Thank you for being you, Jill! I’m lucky being able to call you an inspiration and a friend.

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November 30, 2007

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