Jill Wagner was born in the mountains above Redding California.
Growing up her best friends included 'Kipper', a Norweigian Elkhound
and 'Cassey' a Doberman Pincer. Much time was spent riding horses
and following her father during deer season to photograph the wildlife.
In 1999 Jill began devoting all of her time to photography. Currently
she shoots for various publications, commercial and private clients,
as well as the photo advisor for The Current at American River College.
To this day, Jill still prefers the silence
of sitting with her subjects in order to capture a moment and interpret
it in a way you might not have considered before. Stand in front
of Jill Wagner's images and you will see that at first glance they
are deceivingly simple. As you continue to absorb the work however,
what is revealed is how each photo bears witness to a uniquely precious
"I have tried to put down my camera throughout the past 34
years only to find it back in my hands" says Jill.
Thankfully the union that began in childhood continues to reflect
a simple passion and causes us to consider moments of our own lives
that bear witness to the same.
|PASSION ~ The state of the mind when it is powerfully acted upon and influenced
by something external to itself; an extreme or inordinate desire;
also, the capacity or susecptibility of being so affected; as, to
be in a passion; the passions of love, hate, jealously, wrath, ambition,
avariance, fear, etc.