Editorial interview: with Matthew
Photographer Matthew Jacobson is originally from Philadelphia, where he moved to Virginia Beach at the age of 9, before residing in Florida from 2000 till now. While traveling back and forth every summer, Jacobson’s passion for photography was born. One summer while visiting Pennsylvania his uncle- a well known artist/craftsmen, gave him a camera and said “go shoot a couple roles and let’s see how they come out,” Jacobson was just 8 years old.
“The first 5 years I shot a lot around Virginia Beach with friends- capturing the funny moments of everything and the surroundings. In my teens years I started shooting models and learned lighting techniques with my uncle or through having connections with friends. After all that, I couldn’t put down the camera. Everything around me was and still is inspiration.”
“For my photography, I try to think “outside” of the box, letting the images show my feelings, while telling a story. Showcasing the beauty of things that come from nature, a piece of fabric, intimate emotions or events is who I am. When I shoot commercial work, I try to capture what they come to me for- originality. Whether it is product or a subject, I want to show how universal it could be used for. What makes me unique from other photographers is that I take the time to explain the direction- I explain my vision and show how it (the product) can come to life.”
“I’ve shot for major fashion catalog and restaurant menus around the USA, few other country. We have shot for, Many multiple different catalog companies, editorial magazine, advertisement billboards, and personal work.
My dream client would be to shoot for Anthropologie- I love how their catalogs are simple, raw and beautiful.”
For more information and to view the work of Matthew Jacobson, please go to: http://www.jacobsonproduction.com/