Juliette Mills is an established British Photographer who specialises in documentary work and portraiture. She has been a professional photographer for over 20 years and has worked in various fields, beginning as a wildlife and travel writer/photographer, working freelance for magazines. She then moved into portraiture, family photography, personal projects and private commissions. She is known for her candid, natural images, with a strong documentary feel and pull towards nature, in everything she does.
Since moving to Dartmoor in 2010, she has been working on a personal project – ‘Brothers’ – documenting the lives of her two sons, growing up, in Dartmoor National Park ,which she will continue until they become men. She is also working on a newer project called ‘My Moor’ which focuses on special moments about places and characters from the moor. These collections were first exhibited in the summer of 2017 and continue to develop.
Juliette has worked internationally, documenting issues such as wild dog conservation in Zimbabwe, the life of homeless people in Paris and in 2009 she studied with Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey in Mexico, documenting the Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca. Her collection of Mexican images were exhibited at the Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca.
She lives on Dartmoor with her partner, two sons, and a menagerie of animals, and works locally and internationally on private commissions.
“The open moor itself, just a walk up the lane from home, has affected me immensely. Walking or riding out into such a vast expanse often with the dogs, where I listen to the skylarks and breathe in the landscape, has given me great moments of peace in a busy life. Watching the wild ponies in all weathers, playing on the tors with the boys, or picnicking and swimming by the river….the pull and the effect of the moor on me has been huge”
Juliette Mills on ‘My Moor’