Originally from London, Adam Jacobs is an exciting and innovative photographer with extensive photographic experience who discovered his passion for photography following a period of having to lie in a dark room for two years with chronic daily migraines. Since then he has photographed Presidents, royalty and rock stars, been the official photographer for The Super Bowl and has conducted assignments ranging from creating fine-art commemorative pieces from the roof of Buckingham Palace to free-hanging out of a helicopter over New York City. A sporting enthusiast, Adam has also shot World Cups, The Olympics and the America’s Cup for commercial clients who love how he captures the passion and dynamism of the action with his signature, striking imagery.
Adam’s work has been printed in publications worldwide and he has been fortunate enough to photograph well-known figures including Nelson Mandela, Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Andy Murray, The Dalai Lama and Sir Mick Jagger whilst his impressive client list includes Nike, Visa, HP and L’Oreal to name a few. He is also a global ambassador for Manfrotto and Gitzo and his fine art work has been displayed in museums, state senates and forms part of exclusive private collections including the “Sir Elton John Photography Collection”.
Q&A ADAM JACOBS:
Photography Genre: Commercial
Hometown: London/San Francisco
Resides: San Francisco
Career Highlight #1: Photographing Nelson Mandela at his home with President Bill Clinton
Career Highlight #2: Creating a panorama from the roof of Buckingham Palace
Career Highlight #3: Shooting the World Cup Final
BlackRapid product of choice: Double Breathe Strap
Age you took your first photo? 17 – Sony Cybershot
When did you realize that you wanted to be a professional photographer? Following a period of two years lying in the dark with chronic daily migraines, photography became my therapy and I was subseqeuntly fortunate enough to turn it into a professional career.
Who inspires you? My wife
What camera do you use to capture most of your work? A variety of different Nikon bodies.
If I could photograph anyone in the world, alive or deceased, it would be…. Mohammad Ali – so much charisma.
What do you do when not taking photos? Hike, Ski, Find the nearest beach to relax on, Watch my beloved Spurs.
Favorite place on earth? South Island New Zealand
One piece of advice for someone at the beginning stages of their photography career? Shoot what you love – it will show through in your images.
How do you “Live The Moment”? I’m always living the moment – I practise mindfulness to be more aware and appreciative of each minute and try to avoid getting caught up too much in the hustle and bustle of every day life. You never know when you may miss a great shot.