After being named as the “One to Watch” by the British Journal of Photography in 2014, with the release of a photo series “26 States,” where he spent weeks on the road documenting his travels, Jack Davison has been commissioned by magazines such as The New York Times Magazine, AnOther, Garage and FT Magazine, among others, becoming one of the industry’s most important new voices.
Davison grew up in Essex in southeast England, hoping to become a marine biologist. Aged 15, he started taking photographs with his family’s Canon and began to share them on Flickr, a platform that taught him how to produce images. Davison decided to pursue an English Literature degree at Warwick University instead of taking traditional photography training, but it was during that time where his monochrome, spontaneous and starkly-lit portrait-based aesthetic began forming.
After university Davison went to the US, where he spent six months travelling and photographing people around him. The resulting series, “26 States,” helped launch his career back in London. Davison has since lensed editorial pages for British Vogue, AnOther, Purple, i-D and others. He has also produced commercial work for John Galliano , Hermès, Burberry, Craig Green and Moncler. He was signed on for a collaboration with Alexander McQueen’s McQ, capturing both their Spring /Summer 2016 and Autumn/Winter 2016 collections.