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Brian Jacobson

  • Art
I am an Art Professional

artist bio

A big fan in the "decisive moment", as much as I am in "happy accidents". I have been an artist for forty years (I'm nearly 42), a photographer for 25 years (a founding member of CoPA), and a journalist/essayist for the last six years (not counting ten years as a TV News editor and another four as a student journalist). I'm learning the ukulele and accordion, after a lifetime of rock guitar. I love Wisconsin, and not just because I am being held captive by it.

artist statement

My philosophy and approach to art is more instinctual than intellectual; while I can hold my own with academics in discussing a work's value, I still believe in the hackles on the back of my neck.

In my own photographic work, I work on much the same instincts. I realize my subject matter, tone, meaning, and all other aspects right before I push the plunger. I excel at street photography, the candid, and the whimsical.