Item description for Alison Jackson: Confidential by Alison Jackson...
Spitting images: truly incredible ?celebrity? portraits Alison Jackson has photographed the Queen of England on the toilet, George Bush and Tony Blair chatting in the sauna, Osama Bin Laden playing backgammon, and Monica Lewinsky lighting Bill Clinton's cigar. Or has she? The likenesses are uncanny, but of course, her subjects are look-alikes. Her photos demonstrate that while seeing is believing, the truth is another story entirely. In her work, Jackson says, ?Likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable. The viewer is suspended in disbelief. I try to highlight the psychological relationship between what we see and what we imagine. This is bound up in our need to look?our voyeurism?and our need to believe.? Indeed, by showing ?celebrities? ostensibly caught unawares, Jackson's pictures show us what we imagine might go on behind closed doors. Her work has caused controversy, not least because it treads in a very gray area between parody and realism by seeming to break down the carefully fortified private lives of public figures. For this edition, Jackson has been commissioned to shoot a broad selection of new portraits of dead-ringers for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Saddam Hussein, George Bush and Dick Cheney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump, J Lo, Eminem, Britney Spears, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, and many more. Expect the unexpected! The photographer: After studying fine art photography at London's Royal College of Art, Alison Jackson shocked the world with her award-winning BBC TV series, ?Double Take.? She has exhibited her artwork in contemporary art galleries and museums throughout Europe and North America, and also works in the medium of masscommunication, via films, advertising, television, and books.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5" Weight: 4.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 17, 2007
ISBN 3822846384 ISBN13 9783822846384
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More About Alison Jackson
Alison Jackson is the award-winning artist who created the BBC TV series Double Take and the internationally acclaimed Schweppes advertising campaign. After studying sculpture and then Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art in London, Alison's work, has for the last five years, astonished and sometimes shocked audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
Judith Byron Schachner has been illustrating and writing children's books since 1992 and has given numerous presentations in schools and libraries. Her workshops are designed to be warm and personal with a special regard for the less than stellar student.
Alison Jackson currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York. Alison Jackson was born in 1953.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Alison Jackson: Confidential?
Pretty funny if you buy it knowing it's all fake. Feb 24, 2008
She has some really good look-a-likes in this book and it's quite amusing. Just buy it knowing it's not real. But good for a laugh.
Awesome... Feb 22, 2008
Great conversation piece. Very interesting pics of celebs doing stuff you think they wouldnt do.
Sigh Jan 20, 2008
Interesting concept, poor execution. With the exception of one or two photos, all of them are rank amateur shots. It is unfortunate that some photogs can become famous with gimmicks, Spencer Tunnick being an example. To quote Getrude Stein, "there's no there there."
confidential Jan 20, 2008
content shocking, surprising, funny:)! unfortunately because of style of pictures, some are not to see easily.
she the one Dec 24, 2007
the book showed the other side of people we look up to , but showed the liter side of them