Jason Christopher is a poet & photographic artist who lives in London. He also uses the pseudonym of Christopher Maxum for his photography.
My work currently includes a personal 'surreal and conceptual expression of spiritual and religious subjects' . My other interests primarily include landscapes, nature, culture and cities. I believe in protecting our planet and environment.
Exploring the world of photography, photographic art, and poetry. I enjoy writing my own free style poetry - my themes include Angels and demons, God, deities, and Jesus Christ, light and darkness, life and death, passion and emotions, surreal worlds, humour, fables, thoughts of who and what we are, spiritual well being, and journeys of the mind and soul... and of course, wacky humour and utter nonsense in which I find balance and laughter... All of my poetry is non biographical / non autobiographical and is intended to create illusions of reality and illusions from inside the minds of others! I often write in the first person for greater impact to the reader so they can see themselves within the poem - as the subject itself. Often there is imagery, symbolism and metaphor. Often there is not. Sometimes there is rhyme. I simply use my own emotions and imagination to conjure up scenes and states of minds. I like to provoke thought and evoke images, emotions, journeys and memories... And that's basically it!! Each poem is just a moment... More recently some of my poetry has been a comment on humanity - greatly influenced by world events. There is also often a spiritual and religious content in the main and sub text.
I enjoy nature, urban scenes and landscapes, romanticised reality and vivid colours, as well as seeing the glowing effects of sunlight.. the contrast of light and dark... reflections and glistening light... deep dark and sombre shadows. More recently I have been exploring black and white photography and enjoying its deep moods that colour can sometimes overide. Vivid colours remain of great interest because of their ability to stimulate the minds eye and ilicit many uplifting feelings, much of my photography is greatly colour stylised and this has been my endeavour here.
Much of my photography includes digitally artistically worked photography some of which has taken many hours, if not many weeks, to achieve - photographic art. All pieces are my own original artistic work and own personal photography!! For edition pieces please note - dimensions are approximate but as near accurate as possible and prices do not include delivery, taxes or duties that might be incurred to be paid by the purchaser. These fees will not be paid by the artist. Please note, signed editions should not be primarily bought as investments, but because you appreciate the individual and unique work. They may become investments but this cannot be guaranteed or inferred in any way. Thank you for your interest. -
All photographic & art images, writing and poetry COPYRIGHT ©Jason Christopher ©Christopher Maxum
all rights reserved, and may not be reproduced, copied, redistributed, resold, manipulated or used without prior permission, thank you for respecting copyright: images may be used as illustration in my poetry works and art publications, and other works authored or co-authored by myself, Jason Christopher.
Editions will be available by request - please email me at JasonChris2010@gmail.com. An edition signed print, will be of a stated number of signed prints. All edition prints will be hand signed, numbered, dated, titled and embossed with the artists/photographers seal in the lower margin. A certificate of authenticity, provided by the edition printers, explaining the edition, hand written, will be provided. Check the details for each piece. Different sizes in the edition will be priced as detailed,the largest at highest price, and hence depending upon the size of piece being displayed, which may alternate, the piece on display may thus change in price.
Open editions prints, will usually not be hand signed, nor dated, nor hand titled and not edition numbered; they are sold without a certificate.
Edition printing is carried out by specialist limited edition printers using archival inks and acid free papers stated to last hundreds of years; In the modern era, large size giclee prints are printed on demand, quality is individually monitored, in older times a batch was printed together before the print plates wore out, thus earlier number prints were valued more highly, these are no longer valid relevant issues. A set print edition size & hand signature with title, print number, date, plus a certificate of authenticity with my artists seal are authenticating criteria of my signed editions. Edition Prices: - Typical editions eg of 21 - with 1 largest highest priced, several (eg 2-5 next largest) intermediate priced, remainder (eg 16-18 smallest prints) at lowest price. Other editions may be of a different size eg 101. Prices accordingly - Larger edition sizes of some pieces are thus priced lower.