Jillian Ann by David Tau

Jillian Ann by David Tau

Other: @studiofabphotography@ritual_official

David is a California native and his passion for photography stems from the notion that a great photograph has an innate ability to connect people with stories that are often overlooked by mainstream media.

Jillian Ann has been modeling and creating art professionally since she was 4 years old, starting with JC Penney and growing into Coca- Cola AudioVox advertisements. Finishing her home schooling by age 15, she devoted herself to making art, making music, performing, and working on the computer. Being naturally gifted, she was soon signed by Elite, where she worked with top photographers on a number of editorials and ads. She acted, danced, and was obsessed with hacking the internet and the fusion of art and technology. The black sheep of her family, her teenage icons were Madonna, Helmut Newton, and Beethoven. Soon bored with casting calls, she decided to build her own website as an alternative marketing strategy. It got a lot of attention, long ranked in the top 100 of all websites in the world, and garnering some 10-20 million hits on the internet. As a consequence, she was soon receiving 99 percent of her bookings direct.