Surreal Portraits Reveal What Photographer Sees in Friends

In Jon Jacobsen’s series, People I Know, the self-taught photographer uses costumes, props, and visual effects to produce surreal portraits of his friends and the people he admires. Each image represents the subject based on how the photographer views them. They feature elements like a shattered plate that doubles as a beautiful headpiece and someone’s hand cloaked in a metal glove that holds an armored Pegasus. With these imaginative compositions, it’s no surprise that Jacobsen’s works represent people who take on creative pursuits, like an actor, artist, and illustrator.


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