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It was twenty-eight years ago that I was given a Polaroid camera. I spent the following years photographing my surroundings -- everything from the bike in my backyard to portraits of my relatives.

Nothing’s changed.

Beauty can be found in even the most unexpected places. The business districts are filled with slick advertising and crass commercialism. Sometimes the structure that holds the advertising of our time holds more inherent interest than the message it bugles to the masses. And these are like private discoveries, until the the click of my camera. Here there are quiet moments of beauty.

You just need to know where to look.

Nikon D600
Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED
Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4D
Nikkor AF-S VR 16-35mm f4G ED
Nikkor Micro AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

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    matiasromero says:

    "It's difficult to speak about someone like Jay, let alone when following such line of wondrous artists who wrote before me. But after travelling through her photographic world from the beginning to the end of her huge collection - and haven't I told you how prolific she can be? - the task is lighter than it'd seem to one just arriving here with the little I've seen from her in the past. Then I know I have to speak about the world of a person who's laid it bare for us to see. The world of the uncanny common, of the gracious animals, of the mundane clotheslines of the tiresome chores, of the fragil self-esteem of women dazed in an age of so many beauty demands, standarts and patterns. The world of the odd wrecks, of the buildings in perspective, of the old backyards, of the giveaways, of the exquisite vegetation all around her that transports one to her everyday life. A life that being common, never leaves you without the touch of the fantastic, be it the fantastic of the things forsaken or the moments of joy and light. My friends, this is no ordinary art."

    March 15th, 2006

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    unflux says:

    "jay is an inspiration to me, both personally and photographically. she portrays creativity and strength in a person i know very little of. her photos are always crisp and clean with well thought out concepts and execution. she has an uncanny ability to see and capture simple things with her eyes and camera, making them fresh and new -- while then having the ability to deliver that vision clearly.

    enjoy jayjuice!"

    March 9th, 2006

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    nemmy says:

    "Jay is one person who I can truly say portrays so much of her love of life in her work. She is a beautiful, strong, caring woman, and her love of art & photography inspires me to no end. Her unique style combined with her wonderful ability to make the ordinary look interesting has made her stand out from the crowd.
    Much love for the Jaybird :o)"

    October 21st, 2005

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    adriano zanni says:

    "Who is Jay?
    Very simple:
    She's a very sensible girls whith a great poetical sense of photography. She love colors, and the colors are very happy to meet Jay.
    Enjoy with her lovely shots."

    June 27th, 2005

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    faerietail says:

    "Jay has a fantastic, instinctive sense of composition and design. Even better, however, is her exceptional use of colour, which can make the most mundane object appear extraordinary. There is something for everybody to fall in love with in Jay's photographic collection."

    June 25th, 2005

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    valkyrieshoes says:

    "Jay has a way of making ordinary, everyday scenes look like nothing you've ever seen! Her use of saturated color gives her photos a signature look, and her eye for interesting subject matter never ceases to intigue me. She's even inspired me to do some urban photography of my own!"

    May 20th, 2005

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    rakastajatar says:

    "Jay is an outstanding friend who is always happy to see you get excited, even about the little things. I am proud to be watching her developing her fantastic foto skills :D"

    May 14th, 2005

Janet Leadbeater
February 2005
Adelaide, Australia
I am:
Female and Taken