Bradford photographer and graphic designer, Phil Jackson, has a particular interest in documenting the lives of others. He says:
My interests are in people: portraiture, documentary, reportage, event and musicians. I’m also starting to get interested in fashion. I love meeting people. I enjoy interacting with people and trying to capture something of them. I think my people skills are one of my strengths as photographer. I think I’m also good at representing and capturing the essence of a place or an event …
Phil was born in 1964 and has always lived in the Bradford area. He has taken photographs from an early age, and completed a BTEC Graphic Design course at Bradford College in 1982 He was employed in several design and advertising agencies until redundancy in his mid-twenties prompted him to go freelance, solo initially, then to establish a design agency with two colleagues. In 2014 he decided to return to solo freelance work as a photographer.
Phil’s work has been featured in the ‘Telegraph & Argus’, Bradford Review , ‘Saltaire Review’, and his work has been exhibited as part of the Saltaire Arts Trail.
Since going freelance, he has illustrated the life and work of others, including local people involved in a range of community projects, including the Missione Catolica Italiana soup kitchen, The Bradford Club, Hirst Wood Regeneration Group, The Hale Project, Saltaire Dragon Boat Race, and the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar.
In 2017 onward Phil will be documenting the restoration of the Odeon, Bradford, with another local photographer, Simon Sugden.
Artist’s website: Avantifoto