05 Sep Interview with Jonas Jacobsson, from Sweden
Hello Jonas, can you tell us a bit more of you?
Well, I’m 25 years old and currently in my final year on my masters in Industrial Design Engineering, here in Gothenburg Sweden. So studying to become an engineer is what I spend most of my time doing actually, although what people see is probably mainly my photography. If I could I would probably want spend most of my life exploring the world as I feel that is the most rewarding and humbling experience you can have. That is also perhaps my biggest goal with my photography – exploring and trying to capture inspiration that I can forward to people among me that see my work. Forwarding the inspiration so to speak.
When did you first know you wanted to be a photographer?
That’s kind of hard to define at exactly what point one become a “photographer”. I guess anyone can call themselves a photographer if they capture something visually, so it’s rather what type of photographer do you see yourself as. Once it becomes more than a casual hobby and requires you to invest a lot of money (especially if you’re a student and don’t have a lot of cash to spare) I think you have to ask yourself if it’s something more than just a hobby.
So to answer your question, I think I started to market myself as a “professional freelancing photographer” about three years ago.
You shoot portraits, cities, lifestyle,