Photography by Ben Jacobi | Statement

Artist Statement:

My photography is capturing that elusive moment in nature when light, shade, color, contrast and subject all come together in a harmonious display. This fusion, captured in a second, is what fuels my passion for the art. As a nature photographer, I feel it is my purpose to document the majesty and mystery of creation. Towards that end, I strive to create images that inspire and resonate. I am especially fascinated by dramatic thunderstorms and the infinite cosmos. I enjoy the challenge of the pursuit and then capturing the final result. Nature can be unpredictable, so the task demands planning and perseverance. Sometimes this means strategizing the safest and fastest route to circumvent the storm, or camping under a canopy of uncountable stars to capture that image—the unforgettable shot. The photograph starts before I press the shutter.