Jane Hilton

​Jane Hilton first encountered Madane Kitty’s cathouse when she was commissioned by the BBC to make a documentary series. She returned to Nevada, a decade later with her plate camera for her latest book and exhibition, ‘Precious’, a collection of intimate nude portraits of Nevada working girls. This book gives the viewer an opportunity to leave behind any preconceptions. The women are from different cultural backgrounds, ages and body shapes which also challenge the traditional idea of beauty. By choosing to photograph the girls with a plate camera that took hours of patience, it became a bonding experience. Capturing their narrative, dignity and strength of character Jane titled the series ‘Precious’, "because to me, they all are."