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Interview: Photographer Jacob Skovgaard (Denmark)


Model: Mathilde Christensen Mua: Laura Andersen

Model/Mua Laura Andersen

Model: Mathilde Christensen Mua: Laura Andersen

Model: Stine Cecilie Agemose

Model: Mathilde Christensen Mua: Laura Andersen

Model/Mua Laura Andersen

Model/Mua Laura Andersen

Tell us something about yourself

My name is Jacob Skovgaard, I am working as photographer I my spare time. I live Denmark, in a town called Vejle with my wife and three children.


How and when did you get into photography?

The interest for photography started 4 years ago. I actually started with horse photography fascinated by the beauty in horses. Then I started a little firm called “Fotohesten” (Photohorse) with my fiend (she is a horse rider). We spend a lot of weekends photographing hoses at local events.

That was the beginning and then I began make fashion, beauty, baby, weddings etc.


What does photography mean to you?

For me photography is all about creating a nice picture with another person or persons. Basically I am very interested in people  – I love being creative and gets a lot of ideas. The output of my ideas combined with a model or MUA’s ideas is what motivates me the most.  To turn over my picture to the customer and get the response and reaction – that’s what it is all about for me.  


Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

My style is still very experimental. I would love if my pictures had a unique look, and I envy those photographers that have a personal look.

I am not a fan of using photoshop to change a lot with pictures. I like beauty pictures to bee naturally and have a clean look.


Where do you get inspiration from?

I get my inspiration from all over, your magazine for example, other photographers, models, internet different situations, but again I love to discuss my ideas with the persons I work with.


Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

Yes, I do. I get a lot of ideas all the time.  I discuss ideas with my MUA or the model, but it is important that the shoot and picture are 90% created in my head before a shoot starts.


Studio, on location or both?

That’s easy - both. I love working on location because it gives me some extra challenges  


What has been your most memorable session and why?

That will be the “gold Shoot” because it was a fun session and the picture are a combination of three ideas from my MUA, my model and me. 


Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I work as a hobbyist, and I like it that way.


What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?

Hmmm… it is actually a very good question… People, their stories and personalities inspires me a lot…  

Other photographers work and their ideas and creativity inspires me a lot.  Specially the photographers who has developed their own DNA in their pictures… I hope I will find my Jacob Skovgaard style/DNA one day.  


Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I am using Canon 1DX – I like my Canon 70-200 2.5 II, but love my Canon 85 mm 1,8 for portraits


What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?

That is simple: to be creative, be curious, get help from other photographers and just have fun with your camera.


What do you think of our new magazine?

I love your magazine and as I said is it a great inspiration for me and my work – thanks to you and all the other photographers.

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