Artist You Should Know: Thomas Jackson
Thomas Jackson’s staged photographs are (what he calls) experiments, which combine his ”interests in sculpture, storytelling and occasionally
blowing things up.” Having previously worked in magazine publishing as
an editor and book reviewer, this mostly self-taught photographer also
uses an unusual narrative form and method of layered storytelling.
‘The Robot’ series consists of images that personify solitary robots in
natural settings. Jackson later combined these with his robot drawings and
published The Robot Book, a mixed media experience. His newest
series, ‘Emergent Behavior,’ features clusters of unexpected objects
in unlikely environments inspired by the natural self-organization
found in certain animals, such as swarming locusts or schooling fish. Alluding to elements of science, Jackson’s large-scale photographs are meticulously crafted
specimens of art.
Thomas Jackson’s work has been showcased at numerous locations and art
fairs, and he continues to experiment. Spend your Saturday getting to
know Thomas Jackson here.
(Thomas Jackson grew up in Providence, Rhode Island and now lives and
works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.A. in History at The College
(Bernadette Cruz is an NYC publicist with a passion for photography and travel. She likes her coffee hot, her days cool, and thinks sleep is overrated. She tweets @bernadettecruz and you can find her photography here.)