Jacob’s photo of HR Giger and Peter Gatien in the February 2022 issue of Interview Magazine.

In connection to the current HR Giger (February 2022) exhibition at Lomex Gallery in New York, the owner of Lomex Gallery Alexander Shulan did an interview with Peter Gatien.

The interview starts: “Situated in the upper level of the iconic Limelight nightclub, housed in a church in downtown NYC,
the H.R. Giger-designed VIP room reflected the gothic visions of its surrealist, Swiss-born creator—an artist best known for designing the monster in Alien. “

Go and read the full article HERE!

Jacob’s own recollection goes something like this:

“I was working as an Art Director/Curator for Peter Gatien in 1997, first at Club Tunnel and later at Limelight.

It was my responsibility, together with Curator Leeza Ahmady, to make the newly renovated Limelight into something
more of an art center, so it could be used for exhibitions and get credibility within the art scene.
I had an exhibition at ACE Gallery with my art, together with artists such as Ron English and a special appearance by
Evel Knievel, who did a stunt in the gallery. At the opening Les Barany comes up to me, to talk about the
art I was exhibiting. He then asked what I was currently working on, and I said I was working on the renovation
of Limelight. He then told me he was the agent for HR Giger in America.
HR Giger had since my childhood, growing up in Sweden, been a big art hero and I knew all his work and designs by heart.
So I asked Les if maybe HR Giger would want to be involved with doing something at Limelight?
Les was open to this idea, and Leeza Ahmady and I then went to convince Peter Gatien to consider
HR Giger to be involved. He was, to begin with, very skeptical of the idea, but soon understood that an Oscar winning
artist at Limelight was all he could wish for.
I personally brought HR Giger to Limelight for the first time to look at the space, and was also asked to provide
the drugs he needed upon entering the space, to get in the right state of mind for inspiration. He wanted opium,
but that was nowhere to be found in NYC at that time. A friend of mine found something else to his satisfaction.
Initially he wanted to do the main floor in Limelight, as a huge ribcage. But Gatien said no, because he was afraid it
would freak people who were tripping on drugs, while being inside a ribcage. Good call!
He was then introduced to the small chapel upstairs, that was perfect for an intimate VIP room, dedicated to HR Giger.
Once the installation was completed, we did a photoshoot with Giger and Gatien together in the VIP room.
Other than curating exhibitions and events at the Limelight, I also DJ’d in the Giger VIP Room.
It was there I met a lovely waitress from Philadelphia, who later became the mother of my child.”

The Italian publisher Paulo von Vacano, who is owner of the publishing house DRAGO, selected the very same image for his mind blowing photography book
“The Street is Watching”, that was published in 2017. Check out the book HERE!
Thanks also to Sara Rosen for making it happen!

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The Ærø Magics Basketball Team was started up by Jacob in the fall of 2022.

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Jacob’s photo of HR Giger and Peter Gatien in the February 2022 issue of Interview Magazine.

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Story in VICE by Sara Rosen about The Cather in the Eye Project.

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Landbogaarden was started by Jacob’s great grandfather Michael in 1919.

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Jacob’s iconic photo of Amanda Lepore & Sophia Lamar on the movie poster for the documentary “I Hate New York” by Gustavo Sanches

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Candidate for local political party Ærø Plus
in connection to municipality election on the island of Ærø.


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The wonderful old Wax Factory by Amager Beach is about to be transformed

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Jacob curated David N. Jahn and HR Giger’s participation in the Roskilde Festival 2017’s Art Zone/Klub Rå installation

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Performance in the Danish TV2 Fri Lifestyle Show “Hotelkampen” (The Hotel Battle)

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Copenhagen Night of Culture 2016 at The Danish Parliament

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Tilbage til Fremtiden – Et Skoleforløb

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New Art and Music Festival on Ærø

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DR tårne

Copenhagen under Water was an installation and performance produced on November 25th.

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR – is an Art book about the introduction of a new political party into Danish politics

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VOTE2015 – Interview


Interview about political perspectives, by Stem 2015

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Alternative Election Video



Jacob’s official Election Video was made by Jonathan Grevsen Kronborg.

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DJ Triangle Lover is Jacob’s current DJ Alterego.

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Interview on Mette’s MIx


Jacob was in the legendary Copenhagen TV show “Mette’s Mix” talking about his adventures and plans to become the Minister of Culture in Denmark.

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Political Electric Car Action


On December 18th 2014 Jacob collaborated with The Danish Organization of Electric Car owners in a
Political Activist Action in front of the Danish Parliment.

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In 2004 Jacob created a website collecting his work and project going back 10 years.

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The Alternative

Jacob was in January 2015 elected to be a candidate for the new Danish Political Party “The Alternative”.

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3D CO2 Painting Sculpture


On October 10th 2014, the 3D CO2 Painting was hung on Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen.

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Officially Amazing – Guinness World Record


Largest Parade of Electric Cars over the Oresund Bridge Details »

Youtube Channel


Go to Jacob’s Youtube channel HERE, where for example the above image is a still from the Wall Street Project video anno 1999

Mashup Culture


The Mashup Culture blog is jam packed with stories, images, videos and music compiled, curated and mashed up since 2007

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Mind Blowing Inspiration


Inspiration is constant and all over.

Some are  collected on the Pinterest Board called “Mind Blowing”, go see it HERE

PTSD 911

Since September 11th 2011, Jacob has been working an several projects that deals with the issues relating to the historical event. PTSD is the initials for “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” that was the diagnosis that was given to a large group of people who experienced the day up close and personal.

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There is no “THE END” – there are only new beginnings!
Everything must Burn down, to raise up again.

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A selection of Portraits by Jacob

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Same Eye Selfportraits

The “Same Eye Selfportrait” project was first shown in the exhibition “Through Danish Eyes” in New York 1999. They are all photos of Jacob taken by his mother, digitized and rearranged pixel by pixel.

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New Orleans

Jacob had read “A Confederacy of Dunces” as a young man, and after 911 in New York, he moved to New Orleans to get over what had happened. He started the to document the Big Easy as if he was in the shoes of Ignatius Reilly.

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American Pictures 2000

Post NYC 911, Jacob has been documenting the decline of America during his many visits all around the country. His perspective is inspired by Jacob Riis and Jacob Holdt, who documented America in the 2oth century to open the eyes of what was going on in the country.

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Intimacy & Distance

In 2005, Jacob participated in an exhibition at Copenhagen’s Photographic Center called “Intimacy“, where a selection of the photos was also features in NIGHT Magazine

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Jacob’s family on his fathers side are from the small island in the south of Denmark called Ærø.
Jacob has been taking pictures for photo books, guidebooks and exhibition projects there since the early 90’s.

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Taking pictures in Copenhagen is an ongoing project that will never end.

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[FE]male Icons

[FE]male Icons are a selection of images that were shown at Copenhagen’s Photographic Center in connection to the “World Out Games” 2009.

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Max’s Kansas City

Jacob has worked with Yvonne Sewall Ruskin and Max’s Kansas City since 1998, producing several exhibitions and events relating to the legendary Cultural Mecca.

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Neke Carson

Neke Carson is one of Jacob’s great inspirations in art and performance. In connection to Copenhagen Photo Festival in 2011, Neke’s work was exhibited at DAMP Gallery as part of The Triangle Project Part 8.

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Victor Bockris

Victor Bockris is an author and photographer that Jacob has had the honor and pleasure to curate.

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Marcia Resnick

Marcia Resnick is one of Jacob’s inspirations in photography and he has had the honor and pleasure to curate her work several times since 1996.

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Empire State of Mind

Empire State of Mind was the title of the series of exhibitions in connection to Copenhagen and New York Photo Festival in 2010.

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Grounded – Was Man Meant to Fly?

Grounded – Was Man Meant to Fly? was an International Collaboration Art Project that started in 2005 and was exhibited in New York at ABC NO RIO in 2008, as part of The Triangle Project Part 3. The initial plan was also to produce a book, but this is still to come.

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Anton Perich

The “Andrea Photograms” series was shown at the Copenhagen Photo Festival 2011 and at the NIGHT exhibition at Munch Gallery in early 2012.

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Since 2005, Jacob has been documenting Istanbul as part of The Triangle Project and Skanbul Connection.

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The Triangle Project

The Triangle Project was started in 2006. The main intention of The Triangle Project is to create relationships, collaborations, interaction, exchange, awareness and new perspectives between creatures all over the universe.

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Catcher in The Eye

The Catcher in the Eye Project was essentially an ongoing performance from 1995 to 1998. The inspiration for the performance character I worked with came
from Holden Caulfield in the all time American classic Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.
The act of shooting phonies, that Holden feels is a righteous one, is in this performance done with a camera and a flash instead of a gun as he suggests.

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CO2 Green Drive/CO2 E – Race

The CO2 Green Drive/CO2 E – Race Project is an ongoing and worldwide series of Art, Climate & Technology events designed to promote Green Growth and Global Sustainable Change.

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NIGHT Magazine

Jacob has contributed to NIGHT Magazine since 1996.

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The ongoing Confrontation Project is inspired by the photos Jacob’s mother took of him as a child. Basically they are selfportraits where Jacob mirrors himself in the people he is shooting.

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