Jacob Burge

Resides
Hereford, UK
Born
1981
Website

Born and raised in Herefordshire, Jacob was a late starter when it came to photography.  His experience of spending time in Japan helped to influence his work which is now starting to expand into other areas such as street photography and fashion. Jacob won the Magenta Foundation's Emerging Photography Award for the UK in 2012, and was the overall winner of the Student Street Photography Award at the London Festival of Photography that same year. His work has been written about by Phil Combes, Picture Editor at the BBC and was selected to participate in a workshop with acclaimed photographer Peter Dench.

Instant

In today’s society we are faced with many opportunities to buy happiness. Advertisers want us to believe we can improve our quality of life by purchasing their latest products. The pace of life has increased, we don’t have time to wait, we want an idyllic lifestyle as quickly and easily as possible - from mail order brides to microwave pies - anything is possible in this age of instant gratification. With this in mind I have created my own fantasy world where material goods are available instantly from the super-natural landscape that surrounds us.

Exhibitions

2012
Orange Dot Gallery, London Photography Festival, London UK.

2011
Kikibar and Gallery (solo), Tokyo. 
Hotshoe Gallery, London, UK.
Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford, UK.

2010
A Portrait of Kington: Staff & Students from Hereford College of Arts, Cider Museum & King Offa Distillery, Hereford Photography Festival, UK.

2009
Hay Festival, Group Show, Hay-On-Wye, Wales.

Commissions

2012
AGI Magazine, Travel Feature, Cambodia.
2Point9 Records, Shea Soul album cover portraits.

2011
Laid Back, promotional band portraits. 
2Point9 Records, Shea Soul musician portraits.
Native Sun, promotional band portraits.

2010
Serena Leah, promotional musician portrait.
Zang Tang, promotional band portraits.
Yayer Clothing, Autumn/Winter Look Book.  
Yayer Clothing, Spring/Summer Look Book.

2009
Yayer Clothing, Spring/Summer Look Book.
Myyard Clothing, Autumn/Winter Look Book.
Yayer Clothing, Autumn/Winter Look Book.
Wildsuga Eco-Clothing Fashion Shoot.

Awards

2012
Winner, Magenta's Flash Forward Competition for Emerging Photographers, UK. 
Winner, Street Photography Student Award, London Photography Festival.

2011
Shortlisted for Blurb Student Book Awards,

Press

2012
BBC News, "Students of the Street", May 30, 2012, Phil Coombs, Picture Editor. 
Look See Now, "Student Street Photography Award Winner Announced", June 14, Sally Ashley Cound.

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