A selection of hand printed Silver Gelatin photographs of 'Poppit Sands' by Michael G Jackson. The work from this series have been compared to moonscapes due to their peculiar tones and shapes, sea water transformed into pools of black mercury sitting amongst a silver terrain.
MMX Gallery is delighted to present a selection of hand printed and Limited Edition photographs from 'Poppit Sands' series by Michael G Jackson.
These photographs were taken over an eight year period on Poppit Sands beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Working with abstraction and detail these images formed a vital part of his next venture when Michael began experimenting with the Luminogram process.
When Mike switched from charcoal drawing to black and white photography, one of his main influences for Poppit was the Apollo shots with their very monochrome look.
The striking 'Poppit Sands' series won Michael awards and accolades including being named a Finalist for the Hasselblad Masters Award (2008, 2009, 2010)
"I went there one evening and just by chance there was a low tide. I took a batch of photos and once I developed them at home I saw a certain light and a certain type of picture that I had never managed to get before. When I figured out what the ingredients were, it was the low tide and the sunset that made the pictures. That only happens about three times every fortnight, so the time is precious." - Michael G Jackson
'Poppit Sands' prints ... - "They immediately struck me for their wide range of tones from deep, rich blacks to startling, silvery highlights. There is an otherworldly, almost alien, quality to his work. What you’re looking at is ambiguous, with a tendency to carry you to a different place. Relying primarily on sweeping lines, intriguing shapes and contrasting textures formed by the interaction of sand and water, you could almost think of it like music, a beautiful melody or a song. And that’s not just your author spiralling off into some metaphorical epiphany. Ansel Adams said, “I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music.”- (from the article by Rob Hudson, 'Poppit Sands Exploration', On Landscape Magazine, 2011)
Michael Jackson (b.1966) is an experimental photographer based in North Dorset, England. He studied art at West Dean College in Sussex, then apprenticed under landscape painter Christopher W Baker and later discovered his passion for photography.
His work has been exhibited internationally and is part of various private and museum collections including The National Art Gallery in Washington, USA.
All works are limited edition and archival darkroom Gelatin Silver Prints.
Framed or unframed option available - Please contact gallery for more details.
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