Photographs

@ Davison, Jack

978-1912719075

New

Presentation by Loose Joints:

"Loose Joints is proud to present Photographs, a story of British artist Jack Davison's experiments with image making from 2007 to 2019

A self-taught photographer, Davison makes pictures like a painter paints, using intuition and instinct to craft photographs that excavate the surreal and sensual from the fabric of daily life. Relying heavily on chiaroscuro and the power of photography to obscure as well as reveal, Davison’s unique, crafted approach to image-making oscillates from crisp, sharp details into dissolving mirages – the world inverted and submerged.

With their deep shadows and tight framing, the images in Photographs have an unmistakeably cinematic quality; each layered image leaves a breadcrumb trail of associations that extend far beyond it's initial context. Despite Jack's recent successes, he remains humble and all-encompassing in his photography, and the book indistinguishably shifts from staged, meticulous editorial setups to simple everyday occurences, infused with mystery and depth.

Two recurring motifs in Davison's work are the hand and the eye: here a clenched fist, there caressing a face; here glaring out from a billboard and elsewhere shimmering in a reflection. They represent a dynamic tension within Davison’s work, of seeing versus feeling, or the threshold between perception and imagination. The delicate sequence in Photographs hovers between these two states, creating a complex, soulful interpretation of the world through Jack's enigmatic portraits, landscapes and still lifes."

We are offering copies of the second printing of this photobook, the first one having been sold out in a few weeks...

136 pages - Linen Hardcover

Loose Joints, 2019

Format : 24 x 25.5 cm

New - Mint condition

$48.77

Davison, Jack

Jack Davison is a British photographer; holding a literature degree, he is a self-taught photographer. He works regularly for important magazines (New York Times Magazine, M Le Monde, British Vogue, etc.) "Photographs", his first photobook, is published by Loose Joints in 2019. © Portrait taken from the artist's Instagram profile