Jack Davison (b. 1990, United Kingdom) is a young British autodidact photographer who has been experimenting with different artistic styles before encountering his own - a mix of contemporary techniques borrowed from online communities such as Flickr with a deep influence of Surrealism, objective documentary and mid-20th-century portraits. That's why each work produced by Davison is both - classic and very fresh.
Davison’s acquaintance with photography started with him portraying his friends and family in the rural surroundings of the Essex county, where he grew up. However, later on, when the photographer moved to Conventry in the West Midlands to study English literature at Warwick University, he left his comfort zone and started exploring other inspirational subjects.
Nowadays, Jack Davison lives in London, where he continues his photographic journey being inspired by Art Masters like Salvador Dalí, August Sander, Richard Avedon, Ernst Haas, Saul Leiter, Irving Penn and Edward Weston. However, the artist isn’t only attracted by the pretty sight of things. In the same fashion as the American photographer William Eggleston (b. 1939, United States), Davison photographs democratically, allowing himself being inspired also by not conventionally pretty books like 'Least Wanted: A Century of American Mugshots’ by Mark Michaelson.
His book 'Photographs’ published in 2019 by Loose Joints, an independent photography publishing company assembles Davison’s experiments since 2007 till the present moment. It is a publication that juxtaposes simplicity and freedom with meticulously arranged compositions where light-and-shadow interplay coexists in a perfect harmony with blur in some photographs and sharp contrast in others.