Adam Jacobs is an internationally acclaimed photographer who is currently based in San Francisco. He is proud to be represented worldwide by Getty Global Assignments and be a global ambassador for Manfrotto and Gitzo.
His eclectic portfolio has attracted considerable commercial attention, specializing in shooting dynamic panoramas, architecture, travel, interiors and sports. His work has been featured in notable global publications and media campaigns, being recognised for its colour, composition and originality, leading to the British Institute of Photography awarding Adam the 2017 Best Licentiate Award (LBIPP) , one of the top three awards the Institute presents each year. He’s also been awarded the title of of Alumni Laureate for Outstanding Achievement In the Arts, with his work being commissioned by clients ranging from Nike, L’Oreal and Visa.
Adam has photographed sporting events and landmark occasions across the globe including the Olympics, Super Bowls, FIFA World Cup Finals and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. He also enjoys taking candid portraits and has photographed icons of the 20th and 21st centuries including Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, Andy Murray and Mick Jagger on commissioned assignments.
Originally from London, Adam’s enthusiasm for photography was formulated when studying in Australia and further invigorated by his extensive travels around Europe, Asia and the Americas. However, it was only after being diagnosed with Chronic Daily Migraines, which left him practically debilitated for almost two years. In fact, he credits much of his ability to see the artistic even in the most mundane subject matter as stemming from the absence of light, color and form during this debilitating period. His fine-art work has been displayed in museums across America, has hung in state senates and forms part of exclusive private collections including the "Sir Elton John Photography Collection".
Adam also enjoys regularly providing photography instruction to blue chip companies including Google, HP and Clifford Chance as well as running bespoke workshops in some of the most photogenic locations on the planet. More details on his photography workshops can be found here.
Adam enjoys using his photography as leverage to improve migraine awareness and is regularly asked to speak as an advocate for invisible illnesses, using the power of photography as both motivation and inspiration. He has also worked for non-profit organizations including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), C.S Mott Children's Hospital, Make-A-Wish, Sport Relief, 1Goal, Pledge For Humanity, Rays of Sunshine, Miracle Messages and Chai Cancer Care.