Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Alison Jackson says her work shows what a ‘slimy, deceitful medium’ photography is

Alison Jackson who is multi award-winning artist, photographer and filmmaker well-known for controversial fake celebrity photos.

British artist, David Cameron is well-known for his realistic photos of A-lister doubles in funny settings. These embody Kate Middleton within the tub or the Queen lounging on the rest room.

London-based 61-year old Alison says that she originally wished to become a sculptor, however was then inspired to continue her studies at the Royal faculty of Art. 

Jackson spoke that despite her dislike of photography, Jackson still wants to make controversial images using the medium.  

Alison Jackson, a fake artist known for her controversial celebrity photos, said that her photography shows the’slimy, dishonest medium’ of photography. Last month, the artist was photographed in London.

Jackson’s ability to recreate A-lister, from royaltys to United States president, in everyday things like looking and taking selfies or perched on top of the loo.

Alison, whose outrageous pictures include a lookalike Meghan Markle wrestling a fake Duchess of Cambridge to the ground by her hair, previously revealed that she usually chases folks down the road if they need the celebrity ‘look’ she needs.

After making a series of pictures satirising Donald Trump in 2016, Jackson disclosed she’d seen 300 lookalikes at auditions however none created the cut, thus she resorted to approaching folks within the street. 

She said that she would chase them down and tell them “hey, you seem like Donald Trump”. Since I mention this name, they either ran away or place the phone down. [or]Please shout to me.

“Eventually, I was instructed to push off in very clear terms. I conjointly found it way less polite. Thus I gave up. Everyone kept asking me why I was not doing something”.

She finally found a Chicagoan man, sixty six who claimed he had been told for years that he looked like the businessman. Jackson published her controversial series Mental Images: Royal Family in 1999. Jackson is seen in 2009 in front one of her collections.

Alison has some bizarre pictures, together with a Megan Markle-looking woman wresting with a false Duchess, London 2018.

Also, she shared her story of getting Prince Harry twice arrested for parking outside Prince Charles’ house in a van full of lookalikes.

I parked my identical van in front of Prince Charles’ home and it had been not the foremost lovely factor. [to do]. 

“Prince Harry was out of his van once I came back an hour later after a photoshoot outside Buckingham Palace with a fake queen.

 “The police arrived and tried to position him in handcuffs. He has never been seen since.

Jackson replied that the popularity of the work is down to people believing the imagery. It is almost like I am replacing the real.

“We live in a world where you cannot believe anymore. You must believe you are seduced by the beauty of photography into believing it is true.

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