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Book in English. Hardback and cloth cover

Format 24 x 30 cm. 208 pages


Photographer Sven Jacobsen's photo book Like Birds takes us back to the carefree, self-aware days of youth, to a summer full of adventure. In their immediacy, a timeless dimension develops in his photographs of young people experimenting, exuberantly jumping into the water, climbing fences, poles and dunes, fooling around, kissing, skateboarding or simply lying in the tall grass. In this way, the lakes, dunes or flats depicted become places of collective memory. The spherical landscapes captured in this way - snapshots of a free youth with its beauty, chaos, silence and noise - quickly develop a narrative force. What looks like a light summer snapshot on the surface can suddenly touch deeper layers of the subconscious.

Sven Jacobsen started working as a freelance photographer in 1999 after studying architecture. He is known for his campaigns for major clients such as BMW, Nikon and Coca-Cola, as well as for his editorials for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Interview.


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