Frank Jackson was born in 1956 in Jacksonville, Florida.
The city got its name from the unusually high number of Jacksons living in the
area. Complicating matters was the fact that his father had intended to name
him Jack, Junior. Had this happened, Mr. Jackson would have been Jack's son Jack
Jackson, Jr. from Jacksonville. His mother, however, saw little point in naming
him Jack, Junior, since his father's name is Frank. During the confusion, Mr.
Jackson left for Northern California, settling in the vicinity of Sacramento.
He eventually developed an interest in photography after discovering that no
matter how skilled he became at drawing, art supplies looked less attractive
hanging from his neck than a camera
Mr. Jackson's interest and appetites are diverse. He enjoys fresh air, strawberry
milkshakes, and black and white film, though he admits the combination
often gives him gas. I prefer shooting in black and white, says Jackson,
because it forces the viewer to look at the essence of an image...its form,
tone, light, and shadow... instead of being distracted by the decorative
effects of color. And also black and white film costs less. As a final
note, Mr. Jackson is self trained, leaving others blameless for his level
A PRINT IS:
places preserved and life made still.
...visual inspirations transformed to an archival matt-surfaced paper medium.
They are made individually by hand (I still process my own standard black and
white films), washed, air dried, pressed and LOOKING FOR SOME ONE'S WALL (YOURS)
to hang out on.