Although prostitution is one of the oldest professions that have been made legal in Nevada, it is still not socially acceptable. Precious is a collection of intimate nude portraits of working girls and their stories.
By choosing to photograph the girls with a plate camera that took hours of their patience, it became a very bonding experience. Jane was privileged to be allowed to stay in many of the brothels, which contributed to the trust these girls have given her. Precious is Jane Hilton’s second monograph. Her first, Dead Eagle Trail, on cowboys of the twenty-first century, was published by Schilt Publishing in 2010.