The work on this website is showing only my night works. You can see other projects on these websites.
Cabinet of Curiosities at Troika Editions London
Biographica and other works at Axis Web
The "Soul of the World", or World Soul. According to ancient philosophy, the essential ground of consciousness that permeates and vitalizes everything in nature,
diffused through the smallest subatomic particle right up to the most advanced forms of planetary consciousness. In this way, everything on the Earth is
connected and related at a profound, subliminal level.
Standing on the waters edge late at night looking out to sea, the line between land and sky blurs. The only sound is that of the waves crashing onto the beach. My camera lens is pointed straight out to the darkeness and for 20 mins it sucks in whatever light there may be. The result is a world only the camera can see. All you can do is feel it.
The work is in two parts - Opscurum Spatio
the dark space and Luna Lux
which is the bright light of the moon blasting a whiteness at the camera lens.
Birth chart of the world. On a cold wet night in November 2012 I spent the night in the Aldeburgh South Tower as part of my residencey for art dealer/gallerist Caroline Wiseman's South Tower Lookout Project. I produced four astro maps from 4 views - three from the tower and one from the beach.
My first adventures into the night produced two series - The Night Hawks
and The Night Hunter
. These two series were more architectural and Industrial viewpoints than the more abstract tonal work in Thema Mundi
WAR OF THE WORLDS
I have been working with Chris Parker Day a metal work designer and maker, on photographing his War Of The World series of istallations.
These night time long expsoures evoke the alien invasion envisaged by H G Wells in his book War Of The Worlds.
This is a series of 4 images taken at night around my garden. These spaces look very different in the day. I always loved the story 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in 1910.
This is my secret garden. Number 1 in the series won the Suffolk Open selectors award in 2011.
© Bill Jackson 2012