Kyle Jackson's photography fuses romanticized portraiture with captivating narratives to inspire his audience. As an image-maker, Jackson’s goal is to encourage positivity in his work and personal life. Jackson focuses much of his work on narratives portraying underdog characters in their moment of triumph.
The conceptual subject matter in Jackson’s work is complemented by a pop-inspired visual aesthetic. As Jackson recounts, “I grew up in pop culture. I was the only 5-year-old I knew that was fascinated with music videos, advertisements, and MTV.”
Jackson's aesthetic suits his goals well as an emerging photographer in the advertising industry. Jackson details, “In my images, I utilize an advertisement-like aesthetic to reach out to the mainstream. The loud colors of American pop culture provide a backbone to the graphic elements in my images, while stereotypes and cultural norms are subject matters that I look to evaluate. Above all, a conceptual subject matter and genuine interest in spreading positivity help to shape the narratives that I look to translate into motivational imagery.”
Kyle Jackson is a graduate of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Jackson's images have been recognized with a variety of collegiate accolades, regional and district ADDY awards, and in the Photo District News International Photo Annual.