About Jackson Potts ii
Jackson started learning about photography as soon as he could talk. He started assisting his dad (Jack Potts) on professional shoots in 2007. By 2008 he became one of his dads main assistants, and after going on over 40 shoots he went with his dad to photograph Ruth McCartney (Paul's sister) for a magazine. When they showed up, everyone was taken aback, feeling it was inappropriate to bring a 8 year old. They didn't feel that way for long, as they watched him setting up lights and making adjustments on his own. Other than being too short to reach some of the lights once they were set up, he handled himself very professionally. Ruth was endeared with him, and actually made him a sandwich between images. After he had gone on over 100 shoots as an assistant he began shooting on his own. He shot his first wedding at age 9 in 2009. As his interest continued to grow and more people became aware of his talent in photography Jackson was invited to participate in a group gallery show during FotoFest in Houston. His image "Station 7" became controversial and attracted media attention from The Houston Chronicle, Associated Press, and the Wall Street Journal, as well as other publications and radio. He also participated in the annual Imago show that same year. In May 2010 he was asked to to start his own column for a local Magazine "002 Houston." The column is called "Mini Me," and it features extraordinary kids with interesting talents and accomplishments. He conducts all the interviews and of course does the photography for the bimonthly column. His first solo gallery show August 2011,titled "Rock and Roll Portraits." Photographing over 24 bands from Houston to NYC. including Me Without You, Black Taxi, and The Octopus Project. This project had gallery exhibits in Houston Austin and Philadelphia PA.
Starting in 2014 Jackson moved to Fashion Photography, and has worked with Beauty in Courage, to benefit the TAHIRIH JUSTICE CENTER to raise awareness of domestic violence. This path led him to shoot New York fashion week for Danny Nguyen Couture in 2015. He opened a studio in Winter Street part of the Swayer Yards complex for artists in 2016, where he is currently working as a commercial photographer.