Beauty can be found anywhere, you just have to be good at looking. That’s what each and every one of Jacob Howard‘s shots proves.
Jacob Howard is a photographer and art director from Wellington, New Zealand, who, driven by curiosity and a passion for the unknown, has succeeded in revolutionising the idea of travel photography.
While we are usually able to distinguish the places we photograph, Jacob’s photographs have a kind of desolation that fascinates and makes them even more mysterious. In series such as “The land between the seas” or the most recent one entitled “Atlas Obscura”, we are taken on a journey of discovery through deserted places, where the photographer focuses on details and elements that would go unnoticed by many.
The result is shots of half-abandoned buildings, forgotten objects, solitary passers-by who reign at the centre of images in which symmetry and balance between colours and full and empty spaces are everything. Looking at some of the shots, it is almost impossible not to think of the construction of the image typical of Wes Anderson’s films, in which everything is so studied in every detail as to seem surreal, the only difference being that the places photographed by Jacob Howard are all real.
If you are curious and want to know where the photos were taken, follow Jacob on Instagram, on his profile the journey through Morocco, Jordan, Egypt and many other countries never ends.