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.
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.
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.
Photo by Vince Graham
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.