Jack (b. 1998) is an Australian based artist documenting adventurous elopements in wild places. In 2019, I hiked from Mexico to Canada. It f*cked up my life in ways I may never be able to describe. But it led me here, and I am so glad it did. Glad you made it too. When not creating art, I am probably lost down some overgrown track in the backcountry. Scale + Intimacy informs my body of work.
I want to photograph people for who they are. A driving force of my approach is to constantly ask: what does it mean to be human? What are the traits of being? Being there. Being open. My aim is to simply give you the space to let those feelings flood in.
Sense of place is crucial to my work. I make a sharp distinction between the natural world and the indstrial world of modernity. I’m a strong believer that we are at our most vulnerable, and therefore most human, in nature.
All I can ever wish for as an artist is that the subject forget they’re being photographed. In your element, being your goofiest, strangest selves. You are the narrator of this story, I’m just coming along for the ride - and to hopefully capture its essence.
My Own Private Idaho
The New Western History
Queering the Script