Meet Art Crawl Artist Todd Jacobs, Photographer
Shakopee resident Todd Jacobs first became interested in photography at a young age. His work will be featured in the upcoming Scott County Art Crawl.
“You can capture time on film,” said photographer Todd Jacobs.
Jacobs, a Shakopee resident of 21 years, is one of the over 50 artists with work that will be featured in the Scott County Art Crawl on Oct. 6.
Jacobs has participated in the art crawl since it first began, and he is the chair of the pre-show exhibit committee. The pre-show is going on now at the Shakopee, Savage, and Prior Lake public libraries. Jacobs is artist number 27 at the Shakopee Public Library.
Jacobs has shot photographs since he was a child growing up in the small town of Oak Grove, Minnesota, but it has only been in the last four to five years that he has had the time to establish himself as an artist. Before then he was busy raising three boys, the oldest of which is 23 and the youngest is in ninth grade.
There were many animals in the area where Jacobs grew up and today he continues to enjoy photographing wildlife and nature. Jacobs likes to shoot photos on hikes and on camping trips to state parks with his family. He has also traveled to Kenya, Egypt, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States.
As he goes through the creative process with his photographs, Jacobs said that he tries to think about photos that are pleasing to the eye and that would look good hanging in someone’s home.
When Jacobs is not working on his art, he works at Wells Fargo, a position that helped him raise his family. He is also the co-chair of River Valley Cooperative Arts. The group, Jacobs said, aims to bring art to the masses.
Outside of the art crawl, his work can also be found at First Avenue Picture Framing in Shakopee. His photos go through a special laminate process and John Schroers, the store’s owner, frames them.
Said Jacobs, “I’m artist because I have to be, that’s what I do.”
The Savage Arts Council started the Scott County Art Crawl in 2010 as a way for Scott County artists to showcase and sell their work. The art crawl will have more than 30 stops throughout northern Scott County.