Jacob is a freelance travel, culture and documentary photographer based in the Philippines. His passion lies in creating images that communicate a strong sense of place and cultural awareness in unique, challenging situations. His photographs often reflect his background in conservation and explore issues related to the human condition and natural world.
Jacob’s dedication to visual storytelling is enhanced by his love for travel and cultural exchange. Travel is something Jacob grew up with as a young boy and his time in Latin America during college is where he discovered his passion for the camera. In 2003, he was brought to the Philippines when he joined the United States Peace Corps and returned in 2008 to start a professional career in photography.
“A dedicated travel & cultural photographer must have a genuine appreciation for different ways of living and an excitement to experience and share that with others. Great photographers have the innate ability to connect with their subjects, allowing them to feel more comfortable and less intimidated by the camera. It’s the same for cultural photographers, but we often have to overcome the barriers of language, cultural differences and extreme environments to make these important connections. This is one of the challenges I continually enjoy and what makes everyday exciting in this profession.”
When not working on photo assignments, Jacob can be found volunteering his time with conservation organizations and local NGO’s. He is married with two children and currently resides in Cebu City, Philippines.
My Recent Activity
- I added: The Agta & Dumagats of Isabela
to Galleries on January 25, 2012