Jack Bool was born in Oakland California, where he currently resides and works. Jack received his BFA in photography from CCA.
I think of my practice as having two separate but inextricably linked parts – I view myself as a collector, and an associator. As a photographer, I view images as the jumping off point – the place at which meaning starts to emerge. I am drawn to mundane environs, banal contemporary landscapes, places both nauseating and comforting – little pockets of sublime ugly. The camera has an innate ability to elevate that which is overlooked, by photographing these spaces, I declare them important. A personal archive begins to take shape – narrative relationships are created between images and an inkling of a story emerges.