Patrick Jacobs interest in photography started in his late teens. After retiring from a career as a hairdresser he had two retirement goals. One was to scuba dive much more and the other was to learn to play an instrument. He focused on his diving, which he thoroughly enjoyed, and while diving he took a lot of underwater pictures.
He started posting his pictures on a Facebook group called Bangkok Photographers Group. Dennie Cody is the founder of that group and Dennie started mentoring Patrick in how to be not a good photographer but a great photographer. Although Patrick sometimes chaffed at Cody’s gruff direct comments on the mistakes he was making, he realized overall that Cody was doing it because he saw something in him.
Patrick went to work on his photography skills, and he realised that the instrument he had wanted to learn, his second retirement goal, was his camera.
Patrick’s signature logo is appropriately the turtle, as his art has crawled out of the sea, and he now takes pictures on land as well. He recently had an exhibition at the Standard Hotel in Hua Hin where he displayed his pictures which were
printed on aluminum using a process called sublimation. The process involves printing the photo on paper first, and then transferring the pigments onto the aluminum. Once dry, the aluminum is heated which causes the pigments to permeate into the metal which is then lacquered for UV protection. They come in 2 sizes and there will be only 5 of each print created. Patrick also prints his photographs in the traditional way which can be had in any size.
In addition, Patrick is publishing a photojournalistic book about Hua Hin’s fishermen, their lives and their work, which will be out soon. Calendars and postcards are also available.
We are also pleased to announce that going forward, Patrick will be a regular monthly contributor to this magazine. To view more of Patrick’s photographs, you can go to www.facebook.com/ patrick.jacobs and he can be reached at