Dean as Photographer

  • “I take photos of what I am drawn to: it may be a small child, a landscape or some world treasure that has been photographed millions of times.”


  • "I am far more interested in real things, real experiences and real people than sitting at home watching fantasies on a television screen."

    Initially, I take the photograph first for myself, with the larger intention of capturing a moment in life, a moment that has touched me in some profound way. However, it is my hope that others will also be touched as well in some small way when viewing my photography.

    It brings me great pleasure to share what I see. A moment is gone forever except for that crazy attempt to capture it on a negative and keep it preserved like a genie in a bottle for all time. But as insane as it is, I love doing it, over and over. I look at my photos and instantly I am taken to that place, the smell of the air, the feel of the hard ground, the taste of strange foods, the smile of a friendly face.

    With all of our amazing cultures in life, I have concluded we are far more alike than different. The intention of my photos is to focus on what is similar between you and me, and honoring the differences through acceptance. Then our world expands, creating more possibilities and more love. I offer my photos and my story as a gift, to move life forward in a simple and pure way.


    "Dean Jacobs captures the little moments of the cultures in the various countries he visited during his travels. The photographs show a real understanding of the culture which only comes when you immerse yourself into the world around you."
    Mike Buckley, Photo Editor for the Fremont Tribune


    "Dean has accomplished perhaps what is hardest for most photographers to do, and that is the consistent ability to build trust with his subjects. That makes Dean's photographs unique and intimate bridges between photographer and subject, to help tell a story."
    Michael Forsberg, Photographer


    Voted 10 Best Photos

    These are the ten best photos voted by patrons of Keene Memorial Library during a photo exhibit dating October through December 2003.



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