Cheap Thrills (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Cheap Thrills (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm

I first met Jackson many years ago in a squatted tug-boat office in Balmain, Australia, on a particularly picturesque part of Sydney harbour.

 

Back then he had a different name, but he still had the same broad smile, and a glint in his eyes that was equal parts an inviting kind of joyfulness and mischievousness.

 

Half quiet, reserved and thoughtful, half the eternal extravert – when I asked Jackson about taking his portrait and submitting it to a high profile portrait prize his response was simply – ‘Make me famous!’.

 

This series is a selection of photographs that chronicle a number of those years I have known Jackson, and his home of the past few years now – the caravan ‘Cheap Thrills’.

Jackson #53 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #53 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #8 (2008), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #8 (2008), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #2408 (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #2408 (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #2361 (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #2361 (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #22 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #22 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #284 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #284 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #217 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #217 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #212 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #212 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #180 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #180 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #168 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #168 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #156 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #156 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #57 (2010), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #57 (2010), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #4202 (2012), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #4202 (2012), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Cheap Thrills (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #53 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #8 (2008), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #2408 (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #2361 (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #22 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #284 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #217 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #212 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #180 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #168 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #156 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #57 (2010), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #4202 (2012), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Cheap Thrills (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm

I first met Jackson many years ago in a squatted tug-boat office in Balmain, Australia, on a particularly picturesque part of Sydney harbour.

 

Back then he had a different name, but he still had the same broad smile, and a glint in his eyes that was equal parts an inviting kind of joyfulness and mischievousness.

 

Half quiet, reserved and thoughtful, half the eternal extravert – when I asked Jackson about taking his portrait and submitting it to a high profile portrait prize his response was simply – ‘Make me famous!’.

 

This series is a selection of photographs that chronicle a number of those years I have known Jackson, and his home of the past few years now – the caravan ‘Cheap Thrills’.

Jackson #53 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #8 (2008), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #2408 (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #2361 (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #22 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #284 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #217 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #212 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #180 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #168 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #156 (2014), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Jackson #57 (2010), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 59.4cm
Jackson #4202 (2012), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
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