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Friday, August 20, 2010

Jonathan Jacobsen

If you love art and photography, prepare yourself for Jonathan Jacobsen. His photos are absolutely gorgeous and I can't get enough of them (I especially love the first photo used in this feature!!).

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I think the easiest part, is to have a finger to click the shooter, and to use the camera. The rest is relative, very relative. Sometimes it's very easy to take a photo because everything looks like is going with you. The same happens with post-processing, sometimes you get very easy the results you want.
And sometimes not! Like for example, my lastest series "Fault" is a about a beautiful rock falling down. In my mind it was so easy, just take two pictures and then join them.
But when i came back home, I spent like 3 hours trying to get what i wanted!!
So, i think the "easiness" or "hardsness" depends of the picture.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Everytime someone ask me this, I get like.... "it's like asking your father which son is your favourite one!" hahah. It's really hard, because every picture is a beautiful moment I lived. But okay, you're asking me for one! soo.. [link]

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Well, it was my key to start doing and loving more photography. Comments and favs are something that really temptated my at first (I must admit!) but now i just use deviantart to show my evolution to the world, the "ego" part is already past stuff :)

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Past year, I submitted a picture of my 5 years old niece dancing with no shirt, so you could see her chest. The picture was so beautiful because you could see freedom and innocence. But some people are crazy when they see something like Sally Mann's picture (Of course mine was below her pictures! She's amazing) and a girl started calling me Pedophile and posting my picture in her deviantart's journal accusing me I was a pervert. Then she did a war against me in flickr adding tags like "pedophilia, child abuse, naked kid, pederast" and a whole list of disgusting words. I was like "What the hell!" because I didn't understand her adding those words, because instead going against pedophilia she was making a ladder to pedophiles to find pictures of children because the tags she added. I got really scared of people over the internet, never could imagine some person could do that when the rest of my family, and friends found the innocence in this picture (It's more, my niece's parents loved the image). So I deleted it from the internet.

Please make sure to check out his deviantART page! And as always, please respect the art and the artist. Art Libs has gained permission from the artists to feature their work on our site. If you would like to use any of the art for ANY reason, you MUST obtain your own permission. Please do not steal or reproduce any art. Respect the art!

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I never really liked your photography features but this is AMAZING!!

    This is the future, the future I tell you! Muahahaha. Combining photography with editing like that, wow... breathtaking...

    Oh, and pedophilia is such a debatable issue... it's not like she had any boobs. And she wasn't doing a sexual pose, right? I guess child porn is only child porn to pedophiles. Get what I mean?