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Michael Jackson's Poppit Sands

Work by Michael Jackson

Exhibition preview

POPPIT Sands, an exhibition of Michael Jackson’s extraordinary beach photographs, will be on display at Beetles and Huxley from April 28 to May 10, 2014.

Michael Jackson born (1966) is a contemporary photographer from the UK currently living in Wales. His ongoing project Poppit Sands explores the intriguing shapes and textures that this remote beach on the Pembrokeshire Coast has to offer.

Through a long term relationship with this ever changing subject, Jackson has captured the landscape like never before, creating semi-abstracted works of art which each show the coast in a totally unique and profound way.

Jackson’s photographs are produced using a 40 year old Hasselblad camera, the negatives from which are used to create traditional dark room prints, with no digital interference. His pictures have been compared to moonscapes due to their peculiar tones and shapes, sea water transformed into pools of black mercury sitting amongst a silver terrain.

“…the subject stops being just a project and becomes a part of what the rest of your life revolves around – it is a solid core. No matter what else changes, the beach is still there.”

The exhibition will showcase some of the most varied and intriguing pieces from Jackson’s extensive archive. A trip to the beach like never before..

Opening Times: 10am to 5.30pm.

Beetles and Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DE

Website: www.beetlesandhuxley.com/