Sleepless in Soho is Joshua K. Jackson’s debut monograph. For three years, Jackson walked through the lamp-lit and neon-filled streets of Soho, turning to photography initially as a way to escape the frustrations of insomnia. Jackson’s work from this period, reveals the complex and intense atmosphere in London’s best known entertainment district — observing the juxtaposition between the Soho of today and the faded character of its past. The photographs were made between January 2017 and December 2019.
Guided on by the flickering of neon lights
I know well the hours filled with sleepers dreams
I search them peacefully as I journey through the nights.
(An extract from Sarah Tucker’s poem included in the book)
Joshua K. Jackson (b.1984) is a British photographer based in London, UK. His work focuses on life within cities; exploring the relationship between people and places, expressed through a rich visual language of colour and abstraction.