Today we’d like to introduce you to Danny Jacobson.
Danny, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I moved to Florida my freshman year of high school and instantly fell in love with the landscape and the southern culture. I eventually found myself taking pictures everywhere I went. Nothing was off-limits. I started on an iPhone 5s and acquired my first camera Christmas of 2015.
Since then, photography has been not just a passion but a lifestyle! It opened up many doors and avenues that I didn’t know I was interested in. While doing photography I gained a creative personality which led to doing art shows all around Florida and even dabbling in fashion a little bit! It doesn’t feel like work when you’re living it.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It wasn’t easy but I wouldn’t change much. The move to Florida was a bit tough. High school is a pivotal point in a person’s life and I was diving headfirst into new territory. I was leaving everything and starting brand new. It was a weird time but without it, I wouldn’t be who I am now and doing the things I’ve been doing the past five-plus years.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I specialize in all different types of digital photography. Landscapes, portraits, I’ll shoot anything that catches an eye. My favorite part is the editing process. I look at an image as a canvas and Photoshop/Lightroom as my brush. You can change a photo so many ways and give it a completely different feel. Too much editing, to the point where it isn’t even your original image, isn’t genuine to me though.
Through photography, I gained an interest in making clothes and community work. There’s a lot planned!!
What sets me apart is my constant thought process of how to make something better the next time around. When one thing drops I’m already thinking of what comes next. I can have so many ideas backed up in my head at times, it’s just a matter of when I execute on it. I think of it as a superpower. Explore and create.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
I have a lot of good childhood memories. My favorites are from back home in Minnesota. We would go up to lake Augusta on the weekends to a campground with family friends. It always felt good to be done with school for the week and get out and have fun. We’d go up all throughout the year till winter came around. Minnesota winters are no joke.