Stephen Jackson was trained in psychology and philosophy at St Andrews, only later as an artist and educator. He is author or editor of a dozen books as well as a journalist whose features 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; and he was cited by BBC Music and Arts as “a writer of the Upper-First Division”.
But it was only in beating a bout of depression in the mid-1990’s that he discovered the magical potential of digital imaging to transform our preconceptions of what we imagine the world to be like… The resulting juxtapositions of his own fine art and poetry have been described as “fascinating and amazing” by Lisette Brodey, the US novelist. Elsewhere these visuals found acclaim as “hauntingly beautiful”: the words as “tight and life-enhancing.”
Short films are still a passion of mine, and I am particularly keen to explore CGI (or even traditional) animation so as to breathe moving life into my poetry and life-story.