We had the good fortune of connecting with Quinn Jacobson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Quinn, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
I’m a veteran of the U.S. Army and part of my goal with bladesmithing is to help other veterans find something meaningful and productive. Making blades and working with steel is a great physical and mental experience. Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I work in both Wet Collodion Photography (1851) and I work as a Blacksmithing/Bladesmithing, too. I’ve written four books on the photographic process and have had major exhibitions with my work (Paris, France, 2010, 2012). My photographic work is rooted in Ernest Becker’s theories of death denial. My bladesmithing is more for cathartic purposes. Although, I produce functional, beautiful knives, the making, or doing is the most important part of the process. Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Red Rocks outdoor music venue. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My wife, Jeanne. She has supported me for 30 years. She’s my sounding board for my crazy ideas and she balances my life in the most important ways.