"In 2016 I visited New York and took the opportunity to not only experience how it felt to be there, but to write down every sensation that I was having. I live in a rural part of Dorset in England so the city's effect on me was exaggerated - sounds, smells and sights that were all being experienced at once. It was dazzling. When I returned home, I started work on making a piece that I felt would contain everything about New York City that enthralled me. It had to be big and it had to be from the viewpoint of being inside the city itself. Using my notes, I relived my time there and experimented with new techniques in the darkroom to help me capture the wide and sensational thrill of the place." - Mike G Jackson
NEW YORK CITY ANTHEM, 2021 Unique: 6 x Panel Prints, Selenium toned Silver Gleatin Luminogram Print, Hand printed in the darkroom, Framed Dimensions: 155 x 85 cm approx. including frame (60 x 32 inches approx.)
Frame: Mounted on aluminium Dibond, custom made hardwood frame (framing options available upon request; colour and various wood options) finish with antireflective UV protective AR Art Glass Mounting and framing of this work will be done after the purchase so the framing options like framing colour for example can be made according to specifications of the client; matt or gloss, black, white, metallic etc
Shipping: Free domestic (UK) Rest of the world: Flat fee - Shipped by professional art shippers, the artwork would be crated with curb side delivery to your door - Quotes and options available
Michael Jackson's Luminograms are a very special piece of photographic art. Not a photograph in itself but a creative medium of its own. Each one is meticulously crafted by Michael in his darkroom. There are many structured stages to go through before the photographic paper can be hand developed and permanently fixed. Once Michael is happy with a finished Luminogram print it's then toned in Selenium, which not only intensifies the prints tonality, but also increases the prints archival quality. Traditional photographic darkroom printing techniques have an unquestionable pedigree when it comes to the life expectancy of a photograph. Each Luminogram is unique and only one Silver Gelatin Print is produced of each image. The images reveal themselves with a 3D quality; viewed in the flesh the abstracted surreal forms within the paper come alive to the viewer.
"The goal isn't to replicate the real world - it is to show where the real world and the process meet - sometimes pushing towards the real world, sometimes pushing towards the process - but never completely at either extreme." - Michael G Jackson