Jake Dockins is a photographic artist based in Denton, Texas. His work takes a documentary approach, focusing on the human experience and its relationship to the surrounding environment. Jake is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at the University of North Texas and is expected to graduate in the Fall of 2019.
Amherst & Malone
In the Fall of 2017, I moved away from my hometown of Midlothian, TX to Denton, TX. Placed in a new environment, I started a project to better understand the area around my new home. With the uneasy feelings that comes with moving to a new location, my camera was a way for me to cope with my sudden change of setting. While making the work exclusively in the Northridge neighborhood of Denton, I repeatedly found myself drawn to the streets of Amherst & Malone.
Amherst & Malone is an impression of modern suburbia and the notion of the American dream. Through the juxtaposition of portraits of local people with the surrounding environment, a closer look at suburban life is unveiled.