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Jacob S.

Melbourne VIC, Australia

$500 - $1200 / Day

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About Jacob

Was once a music clip director then the tsunami happened in Banda Aceh, so I sold everything and went on an adventure to document and to assist in the relief and have been doing it for almost 10 years now. I travel and document humanitarian issue and conflict. I was based in Kabul, Afghanistan for 6 years and now live in Istanbul. I mainly cover the Syrian war and also the battles against ISIS. I have also covered Somalia, DRC, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Syria and Mexico.

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

Top Projects

  • Abandoned Mansions and Al Qaeda in Amusement Parks: A Surreal War Diary

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP

    In this short film Vocativ's Lindsey Snell's chronicles her sometimes surreal time among the teachers, farmers, and civil servants whom the US is now supporting as they battle ISIS In Syria. Abandoned Mansions and Al Qaeda at Amusement Parks are a few of the things she saw in the Fall of 2014, as she and her team spent time with factions of the Free Syrian Army and civilians in and around Aleppo.

  • Moto Est. Valentines Day

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Video for Moto Est Valentines Campaign

  • These Traumatized Syrian Orphans are Getting a New Start

    • Documentary DP

    Odai is a 7-year-old Syrian orphan whose father was beaten and shot by soldiers from President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Odai is one of about 60 orphans from Syria who are being cared for at the Dar Al-Salam Orphanage in Gaziantep, Turkey. Like Odai, many of the children are in desperate need psychological support because of the death and destruction that have witnessed.

  • Meet two Americans who join the Peshmerga to fight ISIS

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    We interviewed American veterans who went back to Iraq to fight along side the Kurdish Military.

  • Inside Kobane

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    Inside Kobane: photographs from frontline against Islamic State



  • 4K video camera

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Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial

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