Jake Gill is a photographer based in London. After completing an Art & Design Foundation at City of Bath College, Jake has recently graduated from The University of Westminster with a degree in Photographic Arts.

 

Jake Gill's work explores the borders of fine art and fashion photography; the hypothesis of Jake's craft is rooted in communication. He is deeply intrigued by the human body and the limits of our physical restraints. In his most recent series, Toeing The Line, Jake uses the language of fashion to tap into notions of mental health, which is reflected in his own personal struggles with depression. He is concerned with the body, posture, and garments. Jake uses these three variables to show that communication for some, is extremely difficult. Toeing The Line depicts concepts of self-doubt, masculinity, insecurity, and frustration. 

 

Jake further suggests as we experience globalisation, communication (although easier than ever) becomes facile and our confrontational presence is lost. However, through digital notification, we become confined to emoticons to express how we feel. To be born into today's world and possess the tenacity to reject the use of a smartphone is truly an act of revolution.

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Born 1996, Chippenham, United Kingdom

Lives and works in London.

Education:

  • The University of Westminster, BA (Hons) Photographic Arts 2015-2018

  • City of Bath College, UAL Art & Design Foundation 2014-2015

Publications:

  • Toeing The Line (Zine) 2018

  • BORDER 2018

Exhibitions:

  • Hot Sheet, The Department Store, Brixton, London, 2019

  • Photograd Open,​ London Metropolitan University, London, 2018

  • Cream 18, ​Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton, 2018

  • Cura10n Open Art, ​WeWork, Old Street, London, 2018

  • Pingyao International Photography Festival,​ Shanxi Province China, 2018

  • Free Range, The Old Truman Brewery, London, 2018

  • Wall, Page & Screen, London Gallery West, University of Westminster, 2017

  • Beyond The Frame, London Gallery West, University of Westminster, 2017

  • All Change, City of Bath College, Somerset, 2015

Awards:

  • Travers Smith CSR Emerging Talent 2019

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