Picture this

Contemporary photography as photographer Bill Jackson sees it, is moving closer to other artforms, particularly sculpture.

accordian
accordian

Through his Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition he will look at the limitations of photography – often at the point of crossing with other artforms.

hairdryer
hairdryer

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.

shoes
shoes

Cabinet of Curiosities as a whole looks at the photograph as an object through a study of curios as collected by Jackson himself.

skulls
skulls

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.

gas mask head
gas mask head

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.

pin head
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

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