Artists Resume - Gary Jacobson
My goal is to create images that are reflections of nature which inspire others to seek out the beauty in the nature that surrounds us everyday. I have a deep appreciation for the outdoors and spend as much time as possible learning and understanding how to relate to nature. I have developed an incredible amount of patience chasing the first light of day or the final glimpse of light at sunset. Each time I am out exploring nature I learn more and am grateful for the amazing diversity and beauty.
I was born and raised in Minnesota. I have been fortunate to visit 47 states and 15 countries. With all of the places I have visited Minnesota has always called me back home to its abundant lakes, trees, rolling hills and diverse wildlife.
As a self-taught photographer, my first memories of photography were when I was seven years shooting black and white images The Grand Tetons and Yosemite National Parks. I enjoyed taking pictures of the mountains and rivers while attending summer camp in Montana. Those early experiences in the mountains continued to feed my interest in nature photography. I have always felt a special bond with animals and they naturally became subjects for my camera as well.
I bought my first 35mm camera when I was a high school. I continued to hone my skills over the years. I continued to upgrade my equipment and made the jump to digital, albeit reluctantly, in 2003 and am now on my fourth generation digital SLR. My passion for nature and wildlife photography continues to grow with each passing year.
I enjoy participating in any outdoor activities, especially hiking and fishing. You can be sure that my camera is close by and ready to capture whatever comes my way. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and a supportive wife who understands that my photography is part of who I am. I would like to take credit for my images, but God provides the beauty and I am just fortunate enough to be there to capture it with my camera.
Boston Scientific, Maple Grove, Minnesota – participant “Heart Art” 2006 – 2010
Sherburne County Government Center - Elk River, Minnesota – participant “Arts in Harmony” Spring 2008
Bhakti Gallery – Hopkins, Minnesota – participant “Winter Solstice” Winter 2007
Sebastian Joe’s – Linden Hills, Minnesota - solo show “Nature Speaks” Fall 2007
Altered Esthetics – Minneapolis, Minnesota – participant “Scientific Aesthetics” Spring 2007
Sebastian Joe’s - Linden Hills, Minnesota – solo show “Beauty of Nature” Summer 2006
The Bru House – New Brighton, Minnesota – solo show “Hoot, Howl and Wail” 2006
Hopkins Center for the Arts – Hopkins, Minnesota – participant “Minneapolis Photographic Society” Fall 2003
Best in Show and Second Place – Boston Scientific Heart Art – Fall 2008
Second Place – Boston Scientific Heart Art – Fall 2007
Second Place Better Photo – Wildlife Category - Fall 2007
Second Place Better Photo – Wildlife Category – Fall 2006
First Place Better Photo – Wildlife Category - Spring 2006
First Place Digital Image Café – Scenic Category - Fall 2004
Gallery 135 – St. Croix Falls, WI – Spring 2008