Image © Jacob Howe
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ASMP: What type of setting do you prefer?
Jacob Howe: Although this is a studio setting, I really prefer location settings more. I love including an environmental element to much of my work.
ASMP: What type of lighting did you use for this image or series?
JH: For this image, I used a beauty dish with a 15-degree grid and had to create a narrow beam of light with another strobe to bring light to the wrist cuff.
ASMP: How long have you been shooting this type of photography?
JH: 9 years.
ASMP: What other photographers’ or artists’ work inspires you?
JH: I get inspired by nearly all of the photographs I see. I feel that there is always at least one tip or trick to learn from an image and add to my knowledge.
ASMP: When did you join ASMP and what do you find most valuable about your membership?
JH: I joined ASMP in 2009 while still taking classes at Nashville State Community College. Lately, I have been missing out on my chapter’s events, but I find that connecting with others in the same field professionally is the most valuable part of my ASMP membership.
ASMP: What is the more important relationship you’ve formed through your ASMP membership?
JH: I met Chris Hollo while in school and he told me about ASMP. He has always been helpful when I have a question or concern regarding the business side of photography.
ASMP: What kind of gear do you use?
JH: I use my Phase One IQ180 Digital Back most of the time. I also use Canon EOS systems, and when I really want to get back to where I started with film, I shoot with a Mamiya RB67.
ASMP: Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself and/or your work? Go ahead, surprise us with something unique and unusual.
JH: I was in the US Navy for 6 years as a surgical technologist. My extensive knowledge of human anatomy helps my darker personal works feel more realistic.