Blake Jacobsen is an 18 year old fashion photographer currently living in the United States. He is currently a senior at high school and enjoys singing/songwriting, illustration, graphic design, 90′s music, and coffee. So here are the excerpts of our discussion
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is a hard word for me to come to terms with. It all comes down to how you express yourself through individualistic style, regardless the trends and the runway.
How do you define your style?
I would describe it as classic, yet refined with a modern touch.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
A lot of my fashion inspiration is derived from internet sites such as Chictopia and Lookbook.nu. Apart from the internet, I draw a lot of inspiration from gentleman of different decades. The thought of dressing like a gentleman is what inspires me to dress the way I do.
Which decade, according to you, was fashion in its best form? Why?
That’s hard to choose! I really love classic and timeless items from the 1950′s, but I have a close relationship with 90′s grunge.
Which are your favorite upcoming blogs?
There are so many great blogs that I follow. Apart from the largely renowned (and world famous, if you will) blogs I follow, some of my favorites include I AM APPLE ORCHARD WE HAVE NO STYLE and Suck My Savvy.
What was your favorite trend in 2010?
Military-inspired clothing. Specifically blazers.
What do you want to take up as a career?
I would like to get into fashion photography, as well as visual journalism. Of course, I still have four years of school before I am able to pursue that!
What advice do you want to give your fellow bloggers?
I recommend joining a lot of social networking websites! This will help you network with other bloggers, as well as promote yourself. Aside from that, continually work on the quality of your blog. That is, increase your posting amount, better the quality of your photos, create variety within your posts, and be original. Emphasis on originality.