Michael Jackson (born 1966) is an experimental photographer based in North Dorset, England.
After moving to Wales in 2007 he spent over eight years studying and photographing a single beach in Pembrokeshire which resulted in him winning the Chris Beetles Award in 2013 and being a Hasselblad Masters Award finalist three times.
He has since discarded the camera altogether and is currently progressing the luminogram process into new directions.
"A true avant-garde of photography, he is on his way to becoming one of the most renowned contemporary fine art photographers." - Lomography Magazine
"Mike Jackson’s stunning luminograms extend toward perfection what many photographers in the early twentieth century began" - The Od Review
Central to his practice is the concept of the growth and sharing from all his projects and aspects of his work - the main root of it all being his years studying the beach at Poppit. He is devoted to the idea of creating an object through self analysis and a ground up approach to ideas, progression and final realisation. He holds no devotion to one individual technique or process - using whatever process needed to produce the results required.
His work has toured with the Hasselblad Masters On Tour twice and has been exhibited in Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Beijing, Berlin, New York, Cardiff, London & Los Angeles.
The website Luminous Lint
added of his Poppit Sands work -
"Using the square format of a Hasselblad frame to best advantage Michael Jackson has created a dark and brooding series of images that lift themselves from temporal or spatial constraints. The work has similarities with the work of Minor White and Aaron Siskind being a search for the inner meaning of form but Michael Jackson does not provide his own interpretations:
"I think an image needs to be born from an honest place. It needs strength and also something that cannot be described in words. Words are pretty useless when it comes to describing heartfelt reactions."
The work of Michael Jackson is an abstraction of the real and leaves the viewer to add additional levels of meaning."
|2015 Critical Mass Finalist|
|2015 Director's Award, OPEN:2015, PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont|
|2013 The Chris Beetles Award, London|
|2010 Hasselblad Masters Award Finalist 'Poppit Sands'|
|2009 Hasselblad Masters Award Finalist 'Poppit Sands'|
|2008 Hasselblad Masters Award Finalist 'Poppit Sands'|
|2016 'The Self Representation of Light'|
|MMX Gallery, London|
|2015 'Poppit Sands' Oriel y Parc Tower, Pembrokeshire National Park|
|2014 'Poppit Sands' Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London|
|2009 'Poppit Sands' Photo Image Gallery, Shrewsbury|
|2008 'Poppit Sands' Icetwice Gallery, Olney|
|2008 'Poppit Sands' Pendre Gallery, Cardigan|
|2007 'Landscapes' Winchester|
Photo+ Magazine (South Korea)
|UPCOMING 2017 PhotoLondon, Somerset House 18th-21st May|
|2016 South Korea, Seoul, FOTOFILMIC '15|
|2015 Vancouver, FOTOFILMIC '15|
|2015 Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York - FOTOFILMIC '15|
|2015 'Monochrome' French Institute in Edinburgh|
|2015 OPEN:2015 - PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, USA (Directors Award Winner)|
|2013 Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London|
|2013 Chris Beetles Gallery, London|
|2012 Off The Wall Gallery, Summer Show, Cardiff|
|2011 (as part of Hasselblad Masters Tour) Hasselblad Studio - London,|
|Siren Studios - Los Angeles,|
|ShootNYC - New York,|
|Delight Studios - Berlin,|
|Beijing - 798 Space.|
|2011 Off The Wall Gallery, Christmas Show, Cardiff|
|2011 Off The Wall Gallery, Summer Show, Cardiff|
|2010 Art At, Wales|
|2009 Taikog Place, Hong Kong|
|2009 The DASK Gallery, Copenhagen|
|2009 MILK Studio, New York|
|2009 Art At , Wales|
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