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LIKE BIRDS by SVEN JACOBSEN, the photo book now available as a special offer on the photographer’s website

The photo book LIKE BIRDS by photographer Sven Jacobsen (appearing at Hatje Cantz Publishing) is now available as a special offer on the photographer’s website.

In his book, Sven Jacobsen takes us back to a carefree time of youth, becoming self-aware, coming of age in a summer full of adventure. Its about lightness, an easygoing time of absolute, unlimited freedom. In their immediacy, a timeless dimension develops in his photographs of youngsters trying things out, jumping into the water with exuberance, clambering around on fences, poles and dunes, being silly, kissing, skateboarding or simply lying in the tall grass. The lakes, dunes, or apartments depicted thus become places of collective memory.

“If we observe living things long enough, we can see the entire beauty and tragedy of the world in them…” Sven Jacobsen

The spherical landscapes captured in this way – the snapshots of youthful freedom in all its beauty, its chaos, its silence, and its loudness – quickly develop a narrative pull. What looks like a lighthearted summer snapshot on the surface may suddenly touch deeper layers of the subconscious.

Sven Jacobsen (*1969) began working as a freelance photographer in 1999 after studying Architecture. He is known for his campaigns for big clients such as BMW, Nikon, and Coca-Cola as well as for his editorials for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Interview.

LIKE BIRDS – Sven Jacobsen . With texts by Joachim Meyerhoff and Nadine Barth . 208 pages, hardcover, size: 24 x 30cm . language: English, German . isbn 978-3-7757-5032-5 . 38 EUR. svenjacobsen.com/booksshop/likebirds

GoSee : svenjacobsen.com & svenjacobsen.squarespace.com//likebirds
02.05.2022 show complete article

 

‘When I was young ...’ – SVEN JACOBSEN directs TEENAGE STORY I, the co-production by Sven Jacobsen, Julian Mährlein and Jonathan Brooking

The new short film by photographer and director SVEN JACOBSEN whisks you away to the vanished land of your youth. In the stage of your life when you lived life from one day to the next as a teenager and had the time to live out your emotions to the fullest… light, carefree days full of endless gentle summer rain. Getting drunk the first time, your first kiss, … everything was magical.

Sven Jacobsen : ‘‘The scenes reflect for the most part my own memories of situations personally experienced in this or a similar way. We shot the film in northern Germany over the course of three days with twelve teens who all know each other well and usually spend their time together.’’

The film is a co-production by Sven Jacobsen, Julian Mährlein and Jonathan Brooking. Responsible for grading was POP. post production.

GoSee : svenjacobsen.com & maehrlein-vonperfall.comjonathanbrooking.com
03.11.2021 show complete article

 

Vernissage ‘LIKE BIRDS’ in Hamburg and Berlin for the release of the namesake photo book at Hatje Cantz – photographer SVEN JACOBSEN looks forward to seeing you !

“The photo book ‘Like Birds’ by photographer Sven Jacobsen takes us back to a carefree time of youthful self-awareness, to a summer full of adventure. In their immediacy, a timeless dimension develops in his photographs of youngsters experimenting; exuberantly jumping into the water; clambering around on fences, poles, and dunes; being silly; kissing; skateboarding; or simply lying in the tall grass.” HATJE CANTZ tells us about the book ‘Like Birds’ by photographer SVEN JACOBSEN.

For the book release, no less than two exhibitions will be held featuring a selection of motifs: on 11 August in Hamburg and on 26 August in Berlin. Photographer Sven Jacobsen will, of course, also be attending and looks forward to seeing you. The venue for both is the Circle Culture Gallery.

SVEN JACOBSEN, born 1969, began working as a freelance photographer in 1999 after studying architecture. He is known for his campaigns for major clients such as BMW, Nikon, and Coca-Cola, as well as for his editorials for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Interview.

Sven Jacobsen ‘Like Birds’ . Ed. Nadine Barth, text(s) by Joachim Meyerhoff, Nadine Barth . English, German 2021 . 208 pages , 150 ills. , hardcover . 24 x 30 cm . ISBN 978-3-7757-5032-5 . €48 . GoSee : hatjecantz.de/sven-jacobsen
30.07.2021 show complete article