About & Contact

Who Am I?

My name is Jacob Forsyth-Davies, I am a photographer and videographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photography has been part of my life as long as I can remember.

A Bangaldeshi man walks through the market in the rain with an umbrella obscuring his face

How did you get into photography?

According to my mum, I could be found age 4 or 5 wandering around the garden with a plastic fake camera taking "photographs" of bugs. By the time I was 13 the only difference was I had managed to get my hands on an actual camera.

From there, I worked on my photgraphy tirelessly as a teenager, entering competitions, winning a few local awards, and trying to make really unusual and abstract images out of every day things.

During this period I also had the opportunity to spend time in Uganda, Bangladesh, and a few other places, which really pushed me out of my comfort zone.

Between my photography, video, and other art, I managed to get an A* in my A-Level Fine Art classes, but decided to pursue Psychology at university level.

caucasian couple posing with a limpet shell ring on Ravelston beach after getting engaged

Going Professional

At university, I focused my photography more on events, taking a more journalistic approach, including street photography, demonstrations, and general events.

After graduating with a BSc, I moved in with my now fiance Catherine, and decided now was the best time I was going to get to try and make a living out of photography. Somehow, I actually managed to get some work, and slowly built up my portfolio from there.

In 2020, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, I proposed to Catherine with a shell on Tyninghame Beach. After checking I wasn"t joking, she said yes! We are planning to get married in 2022.

A man performing with fire using a set of fire poi to spin

Photo by Vince Graham

More About Me

  • I was in a locally well known metal band in Liverpool as a teenager (I played the drums).
  • I love rock climbing, especially indoor bouldering.
  • I am also an accomplished fire performer, frequently performing in Europes Largest Fire Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • I do a lot of foraging with friends, finding mushrooms, fruits, leaves, and turning them into teas, pickles, ciders, and anything else we can think of.

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I would love to hear from you! I will respond as soon as possible, if you have any questions, ideas, or anything else, include them and we can talk it through.

If the exact date isnt booked, thats no problem! Just a best estimate is fine.
For my service, not for the event itself.
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