My new personal project “Paraduça” shows a collection of 28 various cityscape and landscape photographs taken in 2018 and 2019 at night in a small mountain village in the north of Viseu in Portugal. A photo essay about a nearly extinct rural village in a gloomy atmosphere. Abandoned roads, old ruins, silent valleys, ancient lakes, fog and artificial light are the main actors in these scenes.
In August 2016 and 2018 I’ve spent two weeks each time in northern Sweden close to the border of Norway. In total more than one month living without electricity, internet and any kind of infrastructure in the wilderness, working on a new personal photography project about nature, weather and light in one of the last remaining natural paradise in Europe. See the whole series here.
In May and September 2019 I have photographed a corporate reportage commissioned by SuperCode. The startup business SuperCode is a team of experts with many years of experience and a clear vision: Digital education for all, sustainable and modern. They are certified as educational institutions and offer two forms of web development bootcamps. A full-time program over 13 weeks and a part-time program over 24 weeks. The aim of both courses is to train hidden talents and get them a job as a junior web developer – quickly. The focus is currently on web development front end. Next year they will also start another course specialized in back end. 
In January 2017 and 2018 I’ve spend two weeks in Lech, a small mountain village in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, working on a new personal photography project. A series with 40 alpine landscape photographs taken during the daytime and at night in freezing conditions on mountains up to 3000 meters above sea level. I hope you’ll enjoy…
Feature with six double pages about my personal project „Container“ in the current issue of Milan based architecture and urbanism Magazine „STUDIO #12 EPHEMERAL“ STUDIO is a magazine about the contemporary urban condition. It’s a seasonal independent journal edited and directed by Romolo Calabrese together with RRC studio architects. It’s based in Milan, but its reach is global. 
It addresses issues involving the urban context, its strategies and its developments.
Double page feature in the current issue of „Navigator“.Navigator is a Corporate Magazine by ITMS, published quarterly in Russia.
Interview feature with six double pages about my personal long time project „Europoort“ in the current issue of Scandinavian based design, art and interior magazine „Tidskriften RUM“. Rum Magazine is published in more than 20 countries as print and online version.
I´m glad to see my work again featured in the current issue of stern magazine. A double page feature with my aerial photograph of the Ruhrtalbrücke near Mülheim an der Ruhr. Read the whole story in the current issue of stern magazine (Nr. 20/2017), or here online.
In March and April I have photographed a reportage commissioned by stern magazine about the social and economic issues of North Rhine-Westphalia just before the state election, using the example of tramline 901. From Duisburg Obermarxloh to Mülheim main station, straight through the heart of the Ruhr district. Read the whole story in the current issue of stern magazine (Nr. 17/2017), or here online. A extensive selection with my favorites of this photo essay will follow here soon.
I’m happy to announce my first solo exhibition at McKinsey & Company in Munich. The vernissage will take place on Friday 24th of March starting at 05:30 p.m. at McKinsey & Company, Sophienstr. 26, 80333 Munich. The exhibition is part of the McKinsey art initiative and will feature a cross section through my photographic work of the past few years. I would be glad to see you at the vernissage.
My new personal project „Manhattan“ shows a collection of 20 various nightly cityscape photographs taken in 2011 and 2012 from different view points in the city center of New York. A series about the architecture of one of the most fascinating cities in the world. I hope you’ll enjoy…
I’m glad to see one of my favorites from my „Madeiran Weather“ project, featured on a double page, in the first issue of „Wolf Magazine“ a special by „FLOW Magazine“.
I’m happy to see one of my favorites from the „Container“ series featured on a double page in the current issue of the „Time Magazine“. My long time exposure photograph of the Emma Maersk illustrate an interesting article about world trade and globalization in „issue October 24, 2016“ of the Time Magazin.
Interview feature with seven double pages about me and my work in the Chicago based art magazine „Runaway Mag Issue #005“. „Runaway Mag“ is a culture, music and art magazine from Chicago which is available in both print and digital formats. The current issue „The Human Experience“focuses on different experiences we all feel and share as a collective culture.
In March I’ve spend again two cold and windy nights at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, shooting industrial long time exposure photographs for my personal project „Europoort“. Europoort is an area of the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s biggest port and the third-largest in the world. After working more than three years on this project, I´ve collected 40 industrial photographs of container terminals, vessels, cranes, factories, refineries and power plants.
I’ve just created an Instagram account. You will find me on www.instagram.com/jakob_wagner_photography or direct under @jakob_wagner_photography. So if you wanna check out my recent postings about my personal projects, exhibitions, publications and commissions I´m working on, please follow me.
I’ve updated my personal project „Fields“ with 13 new aerial landscape photographs taken during my last gas balloon flight from Gladbeck to Lippstadt in May 2015. „Fields“ is a series about abstract and graphical agricultural structures seen from above on Germanys countryside.
My new personal project „Aerialscapes II“ shows a collection of 35 various aerial photographs. Sweeping landscapes of different locations around the world, showing formations, patterns and marks, that are both – manmade and natural. I’ve photographed all these images in the past 5 years on my flights to assignments in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America. Furthermore I did some helicopter and gas balloon flights to complete this project. The most important aspect of this series is to match the right spot at the right time. Light and weather are the main actors in these sceneries.
I’ve updated my personal project „Urban Zoom“ with new abstract long time exposure photographs from Berlin and Shanghai. Signed and limited edition prints are still available.
I’m happy to be a part of the „Contexta Collection“, a group exhibition at „Kunsthalle Bern“ in Switzerland starting at 20 p.m. on November 13th (with live music act „Bonaparte“). The exhibition will run until November 15th. More than seventy nationally and internationally renowned creative minds accepted the invitation of Contexta to artistically address the „secret“ theme. Ultimately they produced over one hundred unique works of art now featured in this special exhibition. More information here.
My new personal project „Above the Ruhr III“ shows a collection of 15 abstract aerial photographs from the Ruhr district, Germany’s biggest urban and industrial area. All photographs were taken in May 2015 on a gas balloon flight from Gladbeck to Lippstadt, Germany.
Feature with a single page displaying one of my favorite „Aerialscapes #2“ photographs from Austria in „Share“ book published by „The New Heroes & Pioneers“. „SHARE“ is a heavy weight hardcover book (1833g/W308xH400) printed on matte paper. An inspiring collection of contemporary works from 50 carefully selected international photographers, illustrators and painters, all expressing their interpretation of life in a unique art form. All of them had complete freedom as to what they wanted to share in the book. All profits of the book are donated to a charity project.
In May I’ve spend again eight hours in a small basket of a gas balloon, shooting aerial photographs from the Ruhr district at night, Germany’s biggest urban and industrial area. We started at two o’clock in the morning from Gladbeck and flew eastbound to Lippstadt. This was my first night flight in a gas balloon and a really impressive journey.
My new series „Fields“ shows a collection of 12 aerial landscape photographs taken during my last gas balloon flight from Gladbeck to Münster, Germany in June 2014. A personal project about abstract and graphical agricultural structures in the first morning light, I hope you’ll enjoy.
I’m thrilled to announce my feature in the first art & design book from Béhance & Adobe named „Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work“. A heavy 288-page hardcover book curated by the Béhance team and published by the renowned „Gestalten“ imprint. Behance’s expert curators share an inside look at the trends driving today’s most exciting art and design creations. Founded in 2006, Behance is the world’s largest creative network. While it can take years for new creative trends to be identified and then showcased in museum exhibitions, Behance and its team of curators take the pulse of the creative world everyday.
I feel honored to see my photographs featured, alongside the artworks of one of my role models Andreas Gursky, in the current programme of „The Royal Opera House“ in London. A well designed print publication with two double pages displaying my „Shanghai #38“ and „Container #5“ photographs, inside an article about the political-satirical opera „Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny“.
Double page print feature in the current issue (01/2015) of „Audi Magazine“, displaying one of my „Aerialscapes II“ photographs from The Mojave Desert in southeastern California. Audi Magazine is also available as an app and online.
In January I’ve spend again three nights at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, shooting industrial long time exposure photographs for my personal project „Europoort“. Europoort is an area of the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s biggest port and the third-largest in the world. After working more than two years on this project, I´ve collected 40 industrial photographs of container terminals, vessels, cranes, factories, refineries and power plants.
Feature with a single page displaying one of my favorite „Nightscapes“ photographs from Shanghai and an interesting article about ’skyglow‘ light pollution, in the current issue (volume three) of „Another Escape Magazine“. „Another Escape Magazine“ is a biannual print publication based in the UK. It explores the lives and stories of passionate people, as well as the ideas and stimuli for their inspirational lifestyles, printed on beautiful quality 140gsm uncoated paper, with vegetable inks.
I’m happy to announce that I was selected as one of the winners at „GoSee Awards 2014″. My personal project „Container“ gained gold (the first place) in the category „Transportation“. You will find more information about the „GoSee Awards 2014“ here.
My new personal project „Places“ shows a collection of 25 various landscape photographs from around the world. Nothing special, just places with a unusual mood through weather and light. Wide ocean views with impressive clouds from Madeira, the last daylight on massive mountains in South Africa, rocky shore with waves in motion from Italy and many more sceneries.
I’m selected as one of the 20 finalists, in three categories (transportation, landscape and reportage), for „GoSee Awards 2014“. The 20 finalists of each category will be exhibited at the „UPdate Salon for Photography“ on October 24th and 25th in Berlin (Kaufhaus Jandorf). The exhibition will also be shown next spring in New York and Paris. You can take part of the public voting here.
Feature with a double page displaying one of my nightscapes photographs from New York and an article about my work, in the current issue of Airborne Magazine. Airborne is an inflight magazine for TAM airlines executive flight services in partnership with Cessna and Bell, based in Brazil.
My series „Aerialscapes II“ shows a collection of 35 various aerial-photographs. The images in this project are sweeping landscapes of various locations around the world, showing formations that are both manmade and natural. I’ve photographed all this images in the past 5 years on my flights to photo assistant jobs and my own assignments in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, North America and South America.
I’ve just updated one of my favorite series „Container“, with ten new industrial photographs. They show the process of loading Emma Maersk in Rotterdam, leaving port, and making the journey to Felixstowe, about 100 miles across the English Channel. In may 2010 I had the fortune to see one of the ocean giants up close, as guest of one of the biggest container ships in the world, the Emma Mearsk. A really impressive journey..
Cover feature on issue #05 of STUDIO Magazine, displaying one of my favorite Dubai shots out of my „Middle East“ series. STUDIO is a print magazine about the contemporary urban condition, a seasonal independent architecture journal based in Milan, Italy. It’s a travelling sharing of theories and critics, experiences and proposals, bound for save ideas for city from the city itself.
I’m happy to announce my collaboration with RENE HAUSER (www.renehauser.com), a well experienced photographers agent and gallery owner (www.hausergallery.ch), based in Zurich, Switzerland. RENE HAUSER offers also a full service production comprised of casting, location scouting, and producers experienced in all aspects of print production for all of his photographers.
My new personal project „Above the Ruhr“ shows a collection of 35 aerial photographs from the Ruhr district, Germany’s biggest urban and industrial area. The Ruhr is the fifth largest urban area in Europe, inhabited by some eight and a half million people. For 2010, the Ruhr region was one of the European Capitals of Culture. All photographs were taken in July 2013 on a gas balloon flight from Gladbeck to Anrath, Germany.
Today I’ve published my new series „Shanghai“, it shows 40 unique Shanghai cityscapes at night. In January 2013 I had the fortune to have a break between two jobs located in Shanghai, perfect conditions to get an sustainable impression of this fascinating city and take the photographs for my new personal project. I hope you’ll enjoy..
Feature with a double page, displaying one of my New York „Urban Zoom“ photographs and short interview, in the current issue of Digital Photographer. Digital Photographer is a United Kingdom based and internationally published print magazine for photographers.
New long time exposure photographs from Shanghai, New York and Chicago in one of my favorite series „Nightscapes“. Fine art prints in signed and limited editions are still available.
I’ve just received issue #09 of Rooms_Art Uncovered Magazine, including a double page displaying one of my Shanghai „Urban Zoom“ photographs. Rooms_Art Uncovered Magazine is a London based, international print and online art publication. A magazine for and with the people who believe in a creative identity, take risks, and enjoy the process; unconventional and hungry.
Today I received the new Cartiere del Garda’s concept-book „Utopia“, including a double page displaying my Shanghai Nightscape. Utopia is the last chapter of „A better project“, an editorial project conceived by Imille. A book collecting visual inspirations and considerations about Utopia applied to six different social contexts: ecology, art, architecture, politics, religion and science.
I’ve a new series online called „Above Gobi“. All photographs were created on the flight from Shanghai to London in January 2013. „Above Gobi“ shows the unique winter landscape of the Gobi territory from above. The Gobi is Asia’s largest desert region which covers parts of northwestern China and southern Mongolia.
Today I received the current issue of L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, including four double pages displaying my Nightscapes. It is a very interesting article about negaWatt Association, renewable energies and forecasting in energy change. L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui is the oldest French architecture magazine. It was created during the economic crisis, in November 1930, by the architect, sculptor, painter and publisher André BLOC.
Five new abstract photographs from Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and Dubai for my personal longtime project „Urban Zoom“, on which I’m working since 2005. Signed and limited edition prints are still available.
Feature with two double pages in the current issue of La Revista y Más. La Revista y Más is an monthly editorial print publication about lifestyle, music and art based in Mexico City.
Through my work as an photo assistant, I sometimes got the chance to visit thrilling places. In October 2011 I had the fortune to travel to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. With very little time (just one night per city) I photographed my new personal project „Middle East“. „Middle East“ shows a selection of 16 graphical cityscapes at night.
Three double pages portfolio feature and interview in the current issue of the singapore based premium onboard magazine JETGALA. JETGALA is a bi-monthly ultra luxury consumer print publication, catering to the lifestyle of Asia Pacific’s absolute top earners. It is posted directly to private aircraft owners, members of the Forbes billionaire lists and to the premier lounges of Asia’s leading airlines.
My new series „Aerialscapes“ shows a collection of 28 various aerial-shots from all over the world. All photographs of this personal project were taken between 2011 and 2012 above the USA, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Italy, Switzerland, Ecuador, Philippines, Mongolia and the North Pacific Ocean.
Today I received the current issue of Egoista, including four double pages displaying my „New York“ series. Egoísta is unique in the Portuguese print and publishing market and contains regularcontributions from some of the great names in photography, journalism, arts and literature in Portugal. For the last years Egoísta was internationally and national awarded more than 40 times.
I’ve updated my „Nightscapes“ series with new long time exposure photographs from Duesseldorf, Calabria, Cape Town and New York.
New publishment with five double pages from my South African Nightscapes in Open Skies Magazin „Africa Issue“. Open Skies is the monthly magazine for Emirates. Each issue they bring together writers, photographers and artists to create the world’s best onboard magazine. They believe in print, in long-form journalism and in outstanding photography. With over 2.3 million passengers a month flying on Emirates, they are a truly global magazine, read by a global audience.
Through my work as a photo assistant, I got sometimes the chance to visit places that are refused to outsiders. In may 2010 I had the fortune to see one of the ocean giants up close. We traveled from Rotterdam to Felixstowe as guests of one of the biggest container ships in the world, the Emma Mearsk. A really impressive journey. See my new series „Container“ here.
I’ve updated my online portfolio with a new series called „Madeiran Woods“. All photographs were created in the unique forests of Madeira in January 2011. Madeira is a Portuguese Island, of volcanic origin, that lies in the north Atlantic Ocean. In the south, there is very little left of the indigenous laurisilva subtropical rainforest which is part of the World Heritage Natural Site by UNESCO.
The series „Jamshedpur“ shows a collection of 14 various cityscapes of Jamshedpur, photographed at night. Jamshedpur is the first planned industrial city of India and is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Situated almost at the center of the city is Tata Steel, the largest and oldest iron and steel producing plant in India.