Alison Jackson photographs and films the kinky, weird, imaginative and maybe even real life stereotypes we have of celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Queen Elizabeth, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and Michael Jackson. She hires look-alikes to act out what people may imagine goes on behind closed doors of prominent celebrity figures. Everybody wants to know what Bush and Blair do in their freetime, don't they?
Jackson says, "Likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable. The viewer is suspended in disbelief. I try to highlight the psychological relationship between what we see and what we imagine. This is bound up in our need to lookâ€”our voyeurismâ€”and our need to believe."
Taschen, the original and delicious publisher, brings us "Alison Jackson: Confidential" a book with a complete view of this curious artist work. A perfect gift for gossipers and amateur paparazzi.
"All well-known individuals depicted in this book are not "real". The photographs have been created using look-alikes. The well-known individuals have not had any involvement in the creation of the photographs and they have not approved them, nor has their approval been sought for the publication of these photographs."
Where Parody Meets Realism
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