Tye Jakobs

Photographer in London, United Kingdom

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My passion for photography began when I was 13. I stole my father’s Nikon and started experimenting with black and white photography on the farm where I grew up in North Dakota. It wasn't long before I was drawn away from this rural idyll and towards the bright lights of the city - where I discovered the world was full of colour - in both my life and my photography! With taking photographs still very much a hobby I initially followed another childhood ambition and studied theatre at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After university I moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career but found that I was spending more time behind the lens than in front of it, and so found my way back to photography. While in LA, I also studied photography at the Art Center College of Design to develop my skills and deepen my understanding of the technical side of the process. I now live in London where I recently became a British Citizen. Having just spent the last 2.5 years shooting for Sainsbury's (one of the UK's largest supermarkets) I am now stepping out into the freelance world to widen my opportunities and subject matter. I love working with people and my talent does not lie solely with a camera - it is also in the relationship I build with my subjects, ensuring that my photography still feels personal and intimate. I see every new shoot as an opportunity to extend myself and my art. I work closely with each subject to create and capture the desired image, while not losing sight of what I am photographing.

  • Education
    • Point Park University