Quinten Jacobs

DO WHAT YOU LOVE

INTERNATIONAL FREELANCE PHOTO & VIDEOGRAPHER

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My story

 

 

For me it has been a really long journey to where I am today. Not only in terms of geographical distance, but also in terms of the time I’ve spent looking for the things I love to do most.

Being creative has always been a big part of my life. I was always looking for fun things to do and make.

Some people said I wasn’t dedicated enough to maintain a hobby. I look at it now from a different perspective: I try out everything in life and I am interested in many things. That’s the only way to learn what you want to do.

A couple of years ago I went on a holiday to Australia with friends. And that holiday changed my life. It was the first time I went to a strange country (other than Italy), and I saw what this world has to offer.

Straight after that holiday, I started saving up money to go traveling again. I went on a 14 month adventure around the world, discovered new hobbies, and I even mastered my photo & videography skills just by doing it every day.

However, after more than a year full of adventure, fun and doing the things I love, I found myself back in my parents house, living in my old room. I was stuck there, during a code yellow blizzard storm.

Which was, of course, mildly depressing – to say the least. But it did make me think about ways how to go back to the life I was living earlier that year.

I’ve always been passionate about photography, and luckily enough that’s one perfect job that you can do from anywhere.

My decision was made. I registered as an official freelance photo/vidoegrapher, bought some extra gear and I left home again in less than two months.

That blizzard storm turned out to be exactly what I needed.
 

Learn more about me in this 'Dream Chaser' interview @ Soul Surf 'n Yoga
 
 
 
 
 

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Here are 10 of my favourite images. The first picture is even printed in the National Geographic calendar 2019. Even though I focus mainly on the wheels & waves lifestyle. Like I said before, it has been a really long journey to where I am today. And I really meant that I try out everything. This is what makes me versatile as a photographer.