Personal Photography Projects - Photography of Jacob F. Lucas

Personal Photography Projects

Outside of the work I for commissioned jobs or the work I create when travelling, I have a personal projects that I like to work on. These projects dive deep into a particular topic or idea, and tell a story or share my perspective in some way. These stories are about topics I care very deeply about, or about locations that I feel very personally connected to. 

If you're interested in exploring this side of my work more, please take a few minutes to read about each project listed here, and spend the full time to take in the project from beginning to end. Each photograph in the project is important, and plays a unique role in conveying the overall story of the project.

"A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart, and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it; it is in one word, effective." —Irving Penn.

Commute Culture is an exploration through photography of the modern day life of commuters in big cities. The project is actually in book form, and is an observation on a degradation of humankind's social interaction, thanks to the introduction of modern technology.

Click on the image on the left to read more about the book, as well as to read information on how to obtain a copy of the book for yourself.

Red Centre

As an Australian, I feel a personal connection to my country and especially to Uluru. Join me on a walk through the land around this National Park, in the heart of Australia, and experience this majestic national icon up close.

Click on the image on the left to read more, and to view this photo project.

The Spirit Of Seattle

An entire town united. Energised, Upstanding, Together. What I believe is the real example of The 12th Man.

Click on the image on the left to read more, and to view this photo series.

Work In Progress

I'm working on two photography projects at the moment. Each is a work in progress, and I invite you to join in exploring each idea, each story, each photo series with me. Both projects encompass some aspect of our way of life, and the experiences that we share in them.

Life With Music

I am fascinated by how music impacts our lives. The way a song sticks in our heads, the way music makes us feel, the way a song makes us react, and the way sharing that experience with others changes us.

Independent of language and background, music has the ability to speak to every single human on this planet and we all understand it. It makes all of us want to turn the volume up to 11 and just let go. We all feel the message behind the notes and behind the lyrics. It's a fun challenge to try to capture the ubiquitous understanding of sound through photography - an inherently silent medium.

Click on the image on the left to view this photo series.

Urban Transience

I've realised, as I move around the world in my own life, that many others may well be doing that exact same thing. I'm not sure where I'll be living or for how long. I'm not sure what city or country I'll be living in next year, five years from now, or twenty years from now. How many other people walking around right next to me, are perfect strangers but yet wandering around in their lives just as I am?

The answers won't come without life experience, and they'll probably change over time. Exploring the concept of people wandering through urban areas, looking for something is a fascinating idea to explore. Maybe through observing people moving through cities who I will never know, I'll start to see and understand where I am going.

Click on the image on the left to view this photo series.
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