Born in Ohio; grew up in Pittsburgh, PA
Graduated from Carnegie Mellon Univ; major:industrial design
US Army Engineers:made Topographic models, WWII
ArtCenter College of Design: photojournalism
Editorial photographer for many magazines
Taught photojournalism:Brooks Institute, UCLA & Cal State Extensions
Board of American Society of Media Photographers (President in 1984)
Board of Palm Springs Desert Museum Artists Council
Author and/or photo illustrator of childrens' books and 'how to' photography books
Began fine art photographs with a view camera while student at Art Center College. He met Edward Weston who, fortunately, became his advisor. His series of Southern California Artists of 1949 and 1950 was begun while he was still at Art Center College. These images are in collections of George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, International Center of Photography, NY and California Museum of Photography,. He has been included in their exhibitions.
Lou Jacobs Jr. describes himself as a designer/painter who became a photographer and wirter. He is author and/or photo illustrator of childrens' books and 'how-to' books about photography. Most recent book is Point and Shoot Photography, preceded by Available Light Photography and Developing Your Own Photography Style, all published by Amphoto. How to Shoot Great Pictures with your SLR (HP Books) was a best seller between 1974-1984.