Shoot the Breeze: Jillian Anderson

Jillian Anderson is a 23-year-old server and Sociology graduate from Victoria, BC. Her photography is predominately nature/landscape work, documenting the dreamscape coast of British Columbia on a disposable camera or Pentax film SLR. For anyone who grew up or visited Victoria BC, these photos should evoke some Group-of-Seven-type of emotional experience. I hope someone gives Jillian a book deal.  – CM


1. Why do you take photos?
Because I love art and images. I just enjoy looking at nice things, whether they’re my photos or someone else’s.

2. Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go?
If I think I’ll have an opportunity to take a good photo, then yes. If I’m going somewhere outdoors I often do bring a camera.


3. What celebrity would you like to shoot most?
I’m usually not interested in taking photos of people, so I’ve never really thought about it.

4. What animal would you like to be, if not a human?
Maybe a dolphin. They seem to enjoy themselves.


5. What is your favorite smell?
Probably mango or peach.

6. Would you like to live forever?

7. What do you think is the best photo you have ever taken to date?
I think the one I titled ‘Unenlightened’ of the dark grass. It’s nice and moody.


8. What’s your favorite pastime?
I really like hiking, but I don’t have many opportunities to because I don’t have a car.

9. Do you like having your photo taken?
No, not usually.

10. Who are your favorite photographers, currently?
Roger Karlsson who goes by ‘Coyhand,’ Ulrike Biets, Antonella Moltini, and Melaine Le Roy.