People want an exciting life.
People want an easy life.
But an easy life is never exciting.
Jasper Jacobs was born in Mechelen, Belgium in 1989 and lives in Mechelen with his wife Sofie and son Mats. He graduated at the University of Antwerp with a Bachelor in Rehabilitation science and Physiotherapy degree in 2012. Although Jasper didn’t have a degree in photography he started in 2012 as a freelance photographer for Belga News Agency, mainly as a sports photographer and this during his master studies of rehabilitation science and physiotherapy. Eventually Jasper couldn’t ignore his passion and enthusiasm for photography. As he learned himself the tricks of the trade, he was searching for new challenges and was 100% focused to become a full time professional sports photographer. Since 2014 Jasper is a full time professional, he shoots regularly news stories with royals, politicians, public figures and major Sports events like Europa League, Champions League, World and European athletics championships, … all over the world. He also likes taking portraits for specialized magazines and covers every weekend the Jupiler Pro League soccer competition in Belgium.
In his free time he likes to play snooker, catch up with friends and go to music concerts. On holiday he likes to relax and travel to places in the world with beautiful nature. Even when he made a backpack trip through the Alps in France he couldn’t resist to take his Nikon-camera with him. His back did complain a lot but the pictures were worth it!
Proud of my awards!
- 2018 Nikon Press Photo Award (sports)
- 2018 Nikon Press Photo Award (audience award)
- 2018 shortlisted at IAAF photo award (top 20)
- 2019 Nikon Press Photo Award (audience award)