Get Featured: Jacob Waak


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Get Featured: Jacob Waak
Jacob has a short and sweet piece for us, perhaps one that will make those damned onion cutting ninjas come out. Check it out.
My name is Jacob, 27 yo, based in the north of Germany. I wish my photography to be simple but interesting.

Due to my study at the “Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie” I choose to spend nearly one and a half years at the local animal shelter, which is the biggest shelter in Europe.

After a few visits I decided to focus on the inhabited dogs.
Due to specific characteristics many of these dogs spend half of their life in the shelter, because it’s nearly impossible to find a flat in Berlin to live with these kinds of dogs.

My work is an attempt to humanize these four legged fellas and show, that their loud and intimidating appearance isn’t based on anger but on fear and loneliness.

The whole “Hundstage”-series has been shot on Portra400 with a Nikon F100.

Feel free to visit my current work at:

Thanks for sharing your work with us, Jacob. I hope these deserving doggo’s find a home.
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3 comments on “Get Featured: Jacob Waak”

    jon campo June 1, 2017 at 9:17 am / Reply

    What a wonderful feature. Good work there and very thought provoking. I wish I could take them all home!

    Christopher June 2, 2017 at 9:21 am / Reply

    A poignant and well done series.

    That one pup sure didn’t feel like swimming that day!

    Nice work Jacob.

    Jacob June 13, 2017 at 5:57 am / Reply

    Thanks a lot you two,
    realy means a lot.

    Hope this peace of work encourages potential dog-owners to pay any shelter a visit before they consider buying a puppy or some as a christmasgift.

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