Matt Jacob is a photographic artist who specialises in capturing the evocative, dynamic, and complex lives of his subjects. His journey began as a boy with a disposable camera and a dream to become a pilot, and these two things would eventually culminate into reality. His outlook on life changed when he was diagnosed with cancer at a young age, and it was during this time in his life that he understood what it meant to be truly alive, describing it as a series of moments; watching, understanding and creating snapshots that will stand the test of time.
In 2013, the once disposable ambition was realised—he bought his first ‘real’ camera for achieving his dream aviation job. The world opened up before his eyes, both literally and figuratively, and he became exposed to cultures and backgrounds beyond the life he knew.
His fearlessness in capturing a subject’s story over a series is what he believes makes his photographs standout. To this day, he seeks to capture untold stories of unfamiliar life.