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sugarbird's Portfolio.




10 Apr 2008 7:50AM
you have a superb portfolio!!

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dudler Plus
14 646 1245 England
7 Apr 2008 7:24AM
Your portfolio is, simply, one of the best on the site. Consistently inventive, humane and technically just right - it deserves vastly more votes than it has so far.

Keep it up - it's inspiring!

Sahyadri Plus
10 61 2 India
25 Mar 2008 5:30AM
I simply love your images. the lights and contrasts in all of them are so spectacular.
Take-a-View Plus
14 293 5 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 5:39PM
Powerful and compelling images.

pepperst Plus
10 2.3k 4 Wales
17 Jan 2008 8:55PM
F'sure, some awesome stuff here, if I get half as good as this Ill be happy
AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
2 Jan 2008 1:53PM
I really enjoy your images - the mono is so powerful, and these photos show people, and emotions so perfectly.
rice Plus
10 6 England
25 Dec 2007 4:16AM
Powerfull images, hard to ignore,
covering awide range of emotions,
I look foreward to seeing more of your stuff
good work.
4 Dec 2007 1:51AM
Thanks so much folks
28 Nov 2007 2:34AM
Tremendous work here. Some of the most inspirational portraits I've seen on this website. I look forward to seeing more - much more.
26 Nov 2007 6:09PM
Your Portraits are simply amazing!
Strobe Plus
10 1.3k United States
31 Oct 2007 12:30PM
Hi Jill, I love your profile, it reminds my of my schooling in the Karoo it really is refreshing thank you.
samsalt1 10 34 4
31 Oct 2007 2:39AM
Hi Jill, I just love the characters you have captured, delightful portfolio.

imander Plus
10 388 7 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 7:26PM
you really have some inspiring work, they are truely a wonderful view of the real world
23 Aug 2007 6:48PM
This portfolio is outstanding. I very much enjoyed looking through it. Thank you for sharing your images with us.
jaspernina Plus
10 1.0k Wales
5 Jul 2007 6:48PM
A wonderfu and thought provoking PF. Your work is an inspiration & shows lifes darker & cruel side. Well done.
I love your photos when i look at them i cant realy put to many words on. But what i can say is that they look a live and real. Whitch is the suprem in photografing in my belive you do it to A+
JennB Plus
10 60 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2007 5:33PM
What a fantastic portfolio. Very impressive, you have a great way of capturing character.
Jenn x
thewaiter Plus
16 1.2k 9 England
4 Jun 2007 10:44AM
excellent portfolio, truly inspiring work. A pleasure to view.

BillN Plus
11 8
4 May 2007 10:00PM
very powerfull pics well taken,u,know how to make us stop ,look,and think,
keep them comming
1 May 2007 7:02AM
Thank you folks...
26 Apr 2007 7:23PM
What wonderful images, such feeling and emotion!
24 Apr 2007 6:06PM
I saw one of your images and came to look at your profile...outstanding. I am adding you to my fav's, beautiful poignant images, they move me which I suppose is the point of photography

petra16 Plus
11 169 Scotland
24 Apr 2007 7:05AM
Hi Jill,

well what can I say, wow this is one of the best PF on EPZ, I love taking pictures of people but your PF has opened my eyes this is fab, keep up the good work, I found you through the forum where you were letting of steam ( as I would have in that situation) don't stop taking pictures.....

8 Apr 2007 2:14PM
Most Defo one of the best on this site....so full of feeling
10 Dec 2006 7:10AM
Thank you Paul...
9 Dec 2006 2:29PM
Hi Jill, I've been looking at your images on here and elsewhere and must commend you for your consistently high standard of photography. Your images are simply wonderful. Compositions exciting and lighting beautifully seen and controlled. You're one of my favourite photographers. Keep up the good work.
All the best,
wasper Plus
11 533 1 Ireland
4 Nov 2006 7:33AM
Wonderful varied gallery. Well done
20 Oct 2006 3:48PM
What a stunning portfolio! Easily one of the best.
10 Oct 2006 4:42PM
Thank you so much, I think you hit the nail on the head, I am always searching..always...
What a wonderful body of work. Your photos are honest and beautiful. You have a curious eye, searching and longing for connection...meaningful work...timeless!
TommyStr Plus
12 9 3 Norway
12 Sep 2006 5:01AM
Love your work Jill. Thanks for sharing
jusophine Plus
11 104 1 England
6 Aug 2006 10:16AM
Inspiring work, especially for the likes of me still trying to develop my own style. I very much enjoyed my trip through your portfolio.
sherlob Plus
11 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 8:38PM
Stunning work! What I really like is the thought that is evident in your composition - you can tell that your images are planned. Keep it up - it's inspirational!
19 May 2006 5:19AM
your portfolio is fantastic and a real inspiration to newbies like myself. well done and i hope your work continues to shine.
17 May 2006 12:27AM
There are no lies in your stories. Thanks
15 May 2006 8:58AM
Thanks very much...
fantastic portfolio..
The Image Point
NevP Plus
12 853 13 Canada
25 Apr 2006 8:51PM
Your portfolio is a masterclass.
16 Apr 2006 11:28AM
Like your work a lot, very touching. Makes me evade from my actual place.
1 Apr 2006 1:14PM
Imaginative and courageous images, when I think photographer, I think Sugarbird.
19 Mar 2006 5:18PM
Stunning, stunning, simply the best. You've got it! not everybody can do this. B&W is stunning. Your portfolio speaks for itself...
this should be printed in a book about the people of our country. Well done!
Proudly SA!
17 Mar 2006 7:43PM
You have a real gift a fantastic portfolio. They say every picture tells a story yours surely do
10 Mar 2006 10:19PM
Thanks folks...much appreciated..
abel Plus
13 518 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2006 8:38PM
Every image full of emotion. I really enjoy viewing your work. Thanks for posting them here.

backbeat Plus
11 134 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2006 10:09AM
a wonderful portfolio..i would like to start taking pictures of people myself, and this is a real inspiration

take care

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
5 Mar 2006 5:39AM
great and wonderful portfolio...very inspiring!

keep up your brilliant work !

wonderful portfolio. alot of storytelling images to be quite proud of. it is apparent that you definitely love taking photos of people and have created bonds with your subjects. very nice.
1 Mar 2006 6:26AM
Thank you Ewan..sometimes they are a bit weird though..I think its my imagination and life really..
ewanrayment Plus
13 718 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2006 12:55PM
Hi Jill

I was just discussing your photos with someone, and we both agreed it was impossible to write anything about them, and I've just worked out why.

The images have such a depth and impact that anything in words seems superficial. It is very obvious that with your images you capture something that cannot be written down - and there are very few photos that do that for me.

I hope all is well. Best wishes from here.

24 Feb 2006 6:22PM
fantastic work a real gift
22 Feb 2006 8:26AM
an amazing portfolio....totally inspiring work!
future Plus
13 153
11 Feb 2006 12:19PM
always good always though provoking, Cheers Chris
Photogeek Plus
12 605 6 Wales
9 Feb 2006 7:29AM
I've seen your images and always wanted to comment, I've not clicked as much as I want to due to pressures of time. I am going to make the time to go back and look at your pictures and really appreciate each one. Your personal work is excellent, cutting edge without being inaccessible, thank you
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2006 1:09AM
Somehow Ive missed your work and have done my best to rectify my gross error in judgement..a fantastic series ..will certainly add you to my fav photographers..very inspirational and emotive work..thanks for sharing it.
deviant Plus
13 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2006 1:23AM
Has been one of my favourite people portfollio's for a couple of years almost. Never ceases to improve and to bring a smile to my face. Even after all this time though, I still never know quite what will be here. I think this is part of the attraction.
hi Jill,

I really like you pics of portrait, keep up the great jobs !!

riprap007 Plus
13 1.6k 37 England
3 Feb 2006 5:03AM
consistently one of the best photographers of people, capturing there variety of experiences on this site
pink Plus
14 4.9k 7 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2006 9:43PM
Inspiring portfolio. Makes we want to take more people pictures so must be a good thing! Great work-Ian
CollY Plus
12 14
15 Jan 2006 6:44PM
Jill, your work is fantastic. I love the realism and use of colour. The B&W..stuning. I will have to keep my eye out for your work. Fabulous stuff
12 Jan 2006 6:39PM
Thank you all very much for these kind comments..
pennyspike Plus
14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2006 12:20PM
Your photographs are instantly identifiable. You have done what most of us aspire to.
I'm sorry your costs have gone up but i'm so pleased you still manage to post here.
Nic_WA Plus
13 179 2 Australia
20 Dec 2005 7:39PM
One word pretty much sums it up...Inspirational. You have the artist's eye and the human touch and the combined results are outstanding Jill.
Nic Smile
covey Plus
13 1.7k Ireland
20 Dec 2005 6:35PM

Simply the best PF on EPZ, bar none, regardless of genre, for me. Your uploads have a consistency that each and every one must be a HC/EC contender. Through each and every shot it's evident that you have a relationship with your subject much more than is the norm.

You have an artist's perception of life, but I doubt even you could have brought that to fruition through photography, without your obvious trusted interaction with those you photograph.

An inspiration to all regardless of what we wish to depict in our images.

At the time I worked for a belgian tour operator Jill. I could work on my own and it gave me the chance to see a bit more of the world, but not as a tourist. 3 years (or rather summer seasons) I worked in Turkey, near Antalya. I knew one of Mr. Yildiz' daughters through work, and since we lived in the same local village I often was a guest at their home. As his daughters had grown up in Germany, we communicated in German (apart of course from the desperate glimpses from my side and their teasing winks in return lol).
Anyway, since about 5 years I live in Thailand and work in Bangkok for the Belgian govenment.
Regrettably I never used my live abroad to its full potential from the photographic point of view. No EPZ at the time :o)
By the way, I believe photos are more often a distortion of reality than a true reflection of it, a bit like memories I guess. For example people seeing my photos might be misled into thinking that I have a wonderfull happy life and am to be envied lol. But it doesn't quite work like that, does it ? ;o)
Thanks for your nice comment(s) by the way Jill. Appreciate it a lot.
19 Dec 2005 9:17AM
Quality work that always speaks volumes about your understanding of where you live and the people you meet. Always a pleasure to view your images that seem to be so effortless in their composition! First class.
User_Removed 12 279
15 Dec 2005 2:55AM
It is wonderful to come across someone with such natural talent, an eye for a shot and with style and beautiful presentation. Your work is fabulous - it's been my pleasure to discover it and you.
Simon x
User_Removed 14 39 6 Scotland
14 Dec 2005 8:53PM
Sometimes someones work speeks volumes on life that words can never say, your portfolio is testiment to that statement. I suppose you have to experience life in dark and light to display all of lifes wonders and emotions within the shadows.

Luv Victor x
funkeldink Plus
14 1.6k 1 Australia
13 Dec 2005 7:03PM
your portfolio oozes love and understanding
12 Dec 2005 1:16PM
Just love your work Jill, always so imaginatively and sensitively captured ... in short, you're an inspiration! Respect ...

Susie :o)
kinfatric Plus
13 550 9 Scotland
12 Dec 2005 9:22AM
an amazing portfolio very strong in some areas both photographically and in the attached descriptions

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