Welcome to the “Conversation Series.” My goal is to introduce you to photographers, artists, designers, illustrators, writers, bookmakers, consultants, and others involved in the creative industry. This community comprises the infrastructure of the creative world. In addition to the artists themselves, I’ll speak with editors, agents, art buyers, curators, gallerists, and others who form the structure behind the assignment world. From editorial to advertising, from photojournalism to fine art, and from collectors to archivists. Talented people who have devoted their lives to creating the work that shapes the visual world. (And to have fun along the way.)
Frank Jackson doesn’t fit in. I don’t know another photographer quite like him. Adept at traditional, adept at digital, and trained at quiet projects. Compiling moments, compiling a history, and using photography for its form and message. I met Frank in Los Angeles in the late 1990s and we’ve been friends ever since. He was part of the inaugural issue of AG23 and has a dozen other projects going at all times including a recent forty-day artist in residency. He’s a journal keeper, a printmaker, a traveler, a jazz lover, a coffee lover and he damn sure knows his way around an IBM Selectric. (Something I didn’t know.) But there is something at play. Curiosity. Like the hum from a power line, always there and sounding out a force into the great expanse of the world. Penetrating like radiation into everything he does and everything he knows.
Another interesting conversation, Dan. Looking forward to more of them.
I very much enjoyed your podcast with him and am looking forward to more!
On the way…
Frank is not only an amazing photographer, but he’s a wonderful person, always at the ready to share his knowledge, or a story from his extensive and impressive photo career. He is a great spokesperson for photography.
Agreed. Always up for a thoughtful chat and so in love with photography.
Really enjoyed this one, well done.
Fascinating conversation. I started taking notes from the beginning. Thanks for introducing him and his work, great stuff.
Stellar conversation, thank you Dan for bringing this to us!
Cool, more on the way.
I’m enjoying this new series and I was going to suggest Frank’s name. I should of known you already had him on your list…always a pleasure to listen to such conversations
Yep. We’ve known each other since late 90s.
What a wonderful conversation! So much to reflect on, to be inspired by! Thanks for posting it Dan.
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