Jill Burrow is an American set designer, photographer and mother of two based in the Midwest. Her work ranges from still life to fashion.
She resignifies the classic picnic with a wonderfull series called 'Hanging picnic' for Arles Studio with our tableware.
How do you define yourself and what you do?
I would define myself as an artist, first and foremost. I care deeply about design and the ability design has to change your mood, or help you see parts of yourself that you couldn't before. I use photography as a means to capture what comes from my head so others can partake as well.
How would you describe your creative process?
My creative process is always evolving as I grow as an artist and it does vary from project to project. I usually start by having an objective, like working with a certain product or brand. I then try to imagine all the possibilities, how I can make this product really be seen by the viewer. I then dream as big as possible and find a way to make it work (which is the most challenging part).
I then set up, take photos, and then tear down. This part of the process can take 8-40 hrs of work. My process can really be so time consuming because I am working to defy gravity, and present the world in a surreal way. Then I edit and sit back with a hot cup of coffee and gaze at my work. I also try to take note of what worked and what I can improve next photoshoot.
Future projects and things you would like to do.
I would love to continue to produce work that I'm proud of. Of course, I'd also love to work with amazing brands. My main goal though, is to find a way to really invest in making my work a means to provide for my family and make a life for them. If I can do that I'll be happy!