These familiar passport photographic formats are presented with interventions that express the artist’s origin and search for identity. This is suggested through the addition of pictorial postal stamps of the artist’s home, the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.
The artist presents two portraits of his image with two notably different stamps that celebrate Gibraltar. The interventions reference the political conflict between Spain and Britain regarding ownership of Gibraltar, as well as portraying the artist’s disorientation to his roots.
The portraits blur with landscape and in other photographs Jackson includes famous names with history to Gibraltar, including the disputed Spanish/Gibraltarean artist Gustavo Bacarisas. In these works it is the artist who has been colonised by the absurd placement of the everyday.