Trained as an artist, psychologist, photographer and educator, Stephen Jackson is author or editor of a dozen books as well as a journalist whose work appeared in The Independent, Time Out, Sunday Telegraph and national magazines. He also worked in television films, one of which won Crystal Prize at the Prague Festival. But it was only in tackling his depression that he discovered the magical potential of digital imaging to transform our preconceptions of what we imagine the world to be like…

“I operate now as a survivor poet and image-maker. My themes include relationships, the human form, our natural environment, and entropy: the conception of beauty, its celebration and its loss.

I’ve sought to address the inner fears that each of us must tackle: including mortality, the need to make sense of what’s been gained and forfeited, and all those walking wounded in the universal and (some might say) necessary battlefields that litter human aspirations and language. There are few outright winners here, except of the most ephemeral kind. The tiny obsessions of early middle age: the games all of us sometimes have to play – these are my canvas. Yet I’m delighted too by the occasions for humour and tenderness that, in making sense, you find along the way.”

To find out more about me, check out my site at And please then get back to me – it’s there to be commented on, not as an inert museum-piece!

For my blogs and my published work as a writer, why not see:

I welcome apporaches for commissions or joint projects. Far more images than appear here are available as Limited Edition prints. If you’re interested, just let me know.

  • Joined: September 2007


Happy Christmas to all my REDBUBBLE pals

Here’s wishing a happy Christmas and a wonderfully creative New Year to all the new pals I’ve found on Red Bubble. I’m wandering in a bit of a creative desert just now; so no new work for me to add just yet – but in cogitating where I might go next, I’ve found the best work I’ve seen on this site far more inspirational (and frankly competent) than recent London…
Posted about 11 years – 6 comments

Can you help me? Would you like to collaborate or get involved?

What you can see here covers the words and images I’d like to bring together: either as an orthodox exhibition, or interactively online, or as a conventionally published work. If anybody can help me, or would like to get involved, please let me know! Best, / S / / / 07717 223324 (United Kingdom)
Posted over 11 years – 4 comments

DAY AND NIGHT (a poem about me)

It’s night, when one needs love like blood, / And a city is an iceberg of lights, / The air throbs, roars like a distant bear. / The finger of one’s mind, in indolence, / Retraces the schema of old streets / Their excess of purpose – redundant as / Antique newsprint. I like to sense this imprint of / Bustling, forgotten hands: the surfeit of detail in a frosted / Frieze, or else a silent mau…
Posted over 11 years – 1 comments
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