Henry M. Jacobs, 26, is a photographer, filmmaker, drone pilot and musician in LaGrange, Ga. He is also an outreach director for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Born and raised in Decatur, Ga., he graduated from LaGrange College in 2013 (B.A. History).
Jacobs discovered photography and film during a college study-abroad trip to Istanbul and has found it a way to share the different landscapes and environments he finds himself in daily. Together with his father, Hal Jacobs, they formed HJacobs Creative in 2014 and began making films and social media focusing on the arts, nonprofits, and higher education.
Over the past three years, Jacobs has photographed and produced videos for musicians and artists including blues-guitarist Jontavious Willis and singer-songwriter Maggie Koerner along with some commercial work. Jacobs also plays drums for the Front Porch Collective, a LaGrange-based Americana Roots group he helped form in 2016, and he played drums on Jontavious Willis’ debut album “Blue Metamorphosis” (awarded best self-produced album at the 2018 International Blues Challenge).
His photography has appeared publicly in a solo exhibition at the LaGrange-Troup Memorial Library (2017-2018) and in the juried exhibitions: Second LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition, Lamar Dodd Art Center (2018); Southern Landscapes, Brickworks Gallery, Atlanta, Ga. (2017); Where Are We, Atlanta Photography Group (2017); Director’s Cut, Atlanta Photography Group (2017); SlowExposures PopUp Solo Exhibit, Zebulon, Ga. (2017); Through the Lens, Artisans on the Square, Greenville, Ga. (2017); and SlowExposures (2015).