Always set within a very intimate setting, Jackson’s beauty shots aim to make you feel good in your skin. He has a natural ability to capture authentic character and finds allure in the most unconventional faces; using makeup as a tool to enhance his subjects’ particular features rather than disguise them. His approach is playful and energetic, with a “caught you off guard” feeling of ease.
Jackson Bowley’s particular way of portraiture came to life in a library, with a deadline in the near future – he sat holding a Linked-In looking portrait unsure of how to salvage it. He impulsively printed fifty copies of the same image with a Xerox printer and suddenly saw the photograph under a new light. The printed aspect of it tightened the image, crushed the colours, flattened the image, added a physical texture he would be unable to achieve digitally.