April 25, 2020 from Thom Jackson
Some of the images are comforting and bring a feeling of safety and protection Cot Under Shade Tree and the Come de Garcon Leaping. The girl in the tree, Hiding in Tree represents the isolation, and the sheltering in place we have all been experiencing while the Suspenders image and Cactus Portrait send a message of power, control and strength that we all need right now.
My work is a result of my experience, trial and error, creativity, personalities, desire, weather, light, all manipulated until the energy evolves into a moment that a second before seemed unattainable but somehow happened.
Capturing that moment is addictive. I anxiously anticipate, almost crave the success of the perfect image. This process is rewarding, frustrating, and all-consuming, and I cannot imagine my life without it.
I strive for my photographs to convey the emotion they depict. Each image is memorable because of the emotions they evoke, in the photographer, the subject, and the viewer.
I learned to print in the traditional darkroom and was an early adopter of archival inkjet printing. I print these images utilizing the finest archival inks and papers. This final step ensures the original intent of the photograph is realized.