JENNY JACOBSSON photography blog

  • Feature and interview for Kamera & Bild – PORTRAIT SPECIAL

    Feature and interview for Kamera & Bild – PORTRAIT SPECIAL

    “PORTRAITS IN ANOTHER WORLDJenny Jacobsson swapped a career as a DNA analyst to one as a portrait photographer. But she shoots no ordinary portraits. Instead her images holds stories and dreams that have been developed in close cooperation with the person being portrayed. The result is often not just an image but also a friendship.”…

  • ‘HIDE AND SEEK’ – The story behind the portrait at Sandsjöbacka

    ‘HIDE AND SEEK’ – The story behind the portrait at Sandsjöbacka

    South of Göteborg (Gothenburg) is a nature reserve we drive by each time we go visit my parents-in-law. It’s right there next to the highway, stretching out in all its glory, a heathland making my mind go absolutely wild. I’ve been thinking about shooting there since 2009 when I started to pass it by when I…

  • INSPIRATION FOR IMAGE CREATORS – Digital Illustration Art

    INSPIRATION FOR IMAGE CREATORS – Digital Illustration Art

    As a photographer, or any image maker, you can choose to sit around waiting for inspiration to pop up by itself. Personally, I’m a firm believer that feeling inspired is a state of mind you can teach yourself to find when you need it. So, what can we do to get started? I’m gathering and…

  • Published in ‘BEST OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS 2014’ book by One Eyeland

    Published in ‘BEST OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS 2014’ book by One Eyeland

    Here it is, the golden book. Shining and glittering on my desktop this morning and I’m happy to say I’m published in “Best of the best photographers 2014”. As they state themselves, it contains the finest images in One Eyeland of 2014, chiseled from a raw material of over 107 000 photographs down to 191… And I’m in there.…

  • Music album cover art for Solala – stormy portraits in Göteborg

    Music album cover art for Solala – stormy portraits in Göteborg

    We had been waiting for that truly moody overcast autumn day, and when it came in October, we went out to the coastline outside Göteborg to shoot the music album cover art for Solala. “Solala started by a kitchen table 2½ years ago and has since become an online phenomena with millions of YouTube views and…

  • Talk at Fotomässan – METHODS FOR CREATIVE IMAGE STORYTELLING

    Talk at Fotomässan – METHODS FOR CREATIVE IMAGE STORYTELLING

    Create images with strong storytelling I entered the big stage at Fotomässan Stockholm in November and you can now watch the entire talk online (opens in a new window at Moderskeppet)! “How do you tell a story in a creative image? Why is it important with a location scouting library, what symbolizes different colours in…

  • Interview and feature for Moderskeppet – Behind the creative work

    Interview and feature for Moderskeppet – Behind the creative work

    “In photographer Jenny Jacobson’s head fits lots of amazing stories, both her own but also others. Stories that come to life in photos after careful planning, photo shooting, and creative image processing. Jenny is an image narrator who fascinates and arouses emotions… What are her thoughts about her creativity?” That’s the description for the interview made…

  • INSPIRATION FOR IMAGE CREATORS – How to get inspired again and again..? Reflections from my latest teaching class

    INSPIRATION FOR IMAGE CREATORS – How to get inspired again and again..? Reflections from my latest teaching class

    I headed to Fotoskolan Göteborg this week for a full day to talk and teach the class about creating images. The day before I got interviewed by Moderskeppet about my work and I got the question how I approach ‘inspiration’, and if I wait for it to happen before I start to create or if…

  • To tell a photographic story – Musings from this spring’s intern

    To tell a photographic story – Musings from this spring’s intern

    “If you’ve, just like me, been in love with Jenny Jacobsson and her creative and well thought out pictures and stories, for a while, you’ve probably seen the one with a girl in a white dress, covered in pink paint, sitting on a ladder surrounded by cherry blossoms. The image, called “The Burden”, is about…

  • How to frame and hang photo art in your home

    How to frame and hang photo art in your home

    Whether you already have an image for your wall or considering getting one, there are always questions that will arise about how to frame and hang your photo art. To help out I therefore put together a nifty guide, all for free, for questions about: Size Frame or no frame? Glass and alternatives Why a mat?…

  • Online video course for Moderskeppet – ‘CREATE IMAGINATIVE IMAGE STORIES’

    Online video course for Moderskeppet – ‘CREATE IMAGINATIVE IMAGE STORIES’

    And so it is time… My online video course for Moderskeppet Guld is up and available! Join me for CREATE IMAGINATIVE IMAGE STORIES (Skapa fantasifulla bildberättelser). TRAINING COURSE CONTENT     Create your own fantastical story by following me through my process of creating storytelling photography with my special version of realistic surrealism. I’ll teach you a simple…

  • NEW! Commissioned Portrait Photography by JENNY JACOBSSON

    NEW! Commissioned Portrait Photography by JENNY JACOBSSON

    Your story is worth to be a piece of art.Portray the unique beauty of what you are all about;RELIVE YOUR PAST, CAPTURE YOUR PRESENT,OR EXPERIENCE YOUR DREAMS! It’s with the GREATEST of joy I hereby present, my special version of a portrait photography service, now available for you! I’m so happy I could cry. I’ve…

  • In the spotlight of ‘f11 Magazine’ – 27 page feature and interview

    In the spotlight of ‘f11 Magazine’ – 27 page feature and interview

    “Jenny Jacobsson is a Swedish photographer from the city of Gothenburg. Her mission is to create a narrative, using expressive and emotional imagery. From concept, through construction, capture and post production, her images hint at stories where the impossible really does becomes possible. It’s a far cry from her previous work in neurobiology and the satisfying result of a decision to…

  • Book cover published for Fannie Flagg

    Book cover published for Fannie Flagg

    Do you remember the incredibly popular movie (and book) “Fried Green Tomatoes (at the Whistle Stop Cafe)”? I certainly do since it was one of my favorite movies growing up and the incredible story about friendship and strong women has always had a special place in my heart. “The american author Fannie Flagg recently released a…