Contemporary photography as photographer Bill Jackson sees it, is moving closer to other artforms, particularly sculpture.
Through his Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition he will look at the limitations of photography – often at the point of crossing with other artforms.
A conflation of three separate studies, the exhibition boldly suggests that the photograph itself might be considered an object rather then a window for documentary.
Cabinet of Curiosities as a whole looks at the photograph as an object through a study of curios as collected by Jackson himself.
Imaginary People captures dress patterns so that they appear as 3D shapes which might have been hoisted over the invisible, set in place by hooks and thread.
Head is a continuation of this series – heads to go with his paper people. Using an old hatter’s model, his first attempt was to attach paper to the head with pins. Removing the paper he found the remaining pins gave a better aesthetic, Pin Head.
More objects from his collection attached to the same model, gave him Egghead and Skinhead.
Relics, his latest series, presents objects between two pieces of glass, as if perceived under a microscope.
Cabinet of Curiosities runs from 5 October – 30 November at The Front Room, 96 Farringdon Road, EC1R