Today we’d like to introduce you to Lexus Jacobs.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
It all started with a high school newspaper and a garage progressive metal band. I wanted to create a segment in the paper about musicians in my high school. And little did I know that it would make me fall in love with writing about music. As I was sitting in a garage with four guys making music, telling me about their music and connecting with them, it kinda hit me that I wanted to do this for a living. Fast forward to warped tour 2015, the month after I graduated high school. I saw people in the photo pit and wished I was one of them. Almost four years later and I can proudly say I have been in a photo pit photographing bands, I have interviewed and photographed lots of local artists and seen them grow into better musicians. I want to do this forever.
Please tell us about your art.
I am a music journalist and photographer. I love capturing moments through a lens, and I love talking with artists and meeting new people. I love being close to the music and watching the crowd dance and sing along and watching them feel everything. I love seeing the musicians giving their all into their performance, how they interact with each other, and connecting with the audience. I want people to see my work and feel whatever raw human emotion was captured on photo or recorded on the page. I want people to feel something, whether it’s joy, amusement, community, or sadness when they read/view my work. And lastly, I hope that someone reads what I wrote or a photo I took and decides to go listen to the band’s music.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
I think the biggest issue for artists in the music industry that writes or photographs is a lack of originality. Everyone wants to pick up a camera and take the same shots and edit the same or write the same clickbait titles. When I scroll down my Instagram feed, I sometimes feel like I’m seeing the same photo over and over again. I want people to create more original pieces and edit the way they want to, not according to trends.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can see my work by checking out my Facebook page, Instagram, or my portfolio website. People can support my work by reposting my photos with credit, following my social media and hiring me to shoot/interview their bands– I also do portraits and weddings, as you’ll see on my socials.
- Website: https://lexuscjacobs.squarespace.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexusjphotos/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lexus-Jacobs-Photography-568708053507560/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbH3HX4i_aopxIHv3Xb2eng?view_as=subscriber
- Other: https://lexusjacobs.myportfolio.com/photography