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Inge Jacobsen – How Cool is She?

Inge Jacobsen Vogue Cover March 2011
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
(Image © Inge Jacobsen)

So, I was sitting in the dentist’s waiting room this morning, leafing through magazines and I came across the most amazing images of Inge Jacobsen’s work. I came home and immediately googled her – anybody who can marry a traditional craft like embroidery with fashion and photography like she does deserves a google search, I reckon…

I wasn’t disappointed. Danish-Irish artist Inge Jacobsen uses embroidery, cutting, and collaging to create new images out of magazine fashion editorial and newspaper imagery.

Her primary concern as an artist is how one responds to the mass of imagery in the world.  She is particularly interested in exploring the different contexts in which photography can be used, straying away from the conventional perceptions of what photography can and can’t be.  She seeks to create something unique out of the mass-produced.

And you want to know something else? She’s 24 years old.

Inge Jacobsen Vogue Cover April 2011
Photographer: Mario Testino
(Image © Inge Jacobsen)
Inge Jacobsen Sewn Chanel Black Quilted Bag
(Image © Inge Jacobsen)
Inge Jacobsen – Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Helena Christensen in September 1991 issue
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
(Image © Inge Jacobsen)
Inge Jacobsen for Georg Jensen S/S 2012
(Image © Inge Jacobsen)

If you’d like to see more of Inge Jacobsen’s work, you can check out her website here.

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Comments (20)

Fantastic! What a concept. I love them!!! In particular, the stunning depiction of Peter Lindbergh’s 1991 photograph. In my archives of fashion-tear-outs, for certain!

She’s amazing, isn’t she? Just when you think you have seen it all…

Amazing, I love the one with the motorbike… I cannot believe she is only 24, one of the magazine covers is almost older than her and now I feel very old!! I will definitely be exploring more! 🙂

We are not old, BCD. Inge is merely a child (albeit a gifted one)!

like your thinking! Yes like your thinking very much!

Gosh, imagine what she will produce when she’s twice that age!

I don’t even want to go there. It makes me feel incompetent…

really imaginative – wish I was that creative

You and me both! Although, you do a great photograph caption!

What a talent! Makes anything seem possible. This is what I simply love about art! Fab find J! X

Cheers, S. Hard to believe she’s only 24. ANYTHING is possible, yes?!?!

Yes, she’s awesome! I love the fact that she has collaborated with fashion photographers too – the melding of art mediums 😉

Hey Michelle – Thanks for stopping by. Totally agree! 🙂

Actually, I found your blog through Inge’s FB page – as a textile artist (from Adelaide), it’s great to see blogs featuring textile art … it’s so rare! 😉

Hi Michelle – thanks for letting me know. That’s great news!

I checked out your site, too. Go you! I am a bit of a sucker for those who reinterpret and modernise traditional craft.

could this be your next vocation Syders?

Ha! Nice thought, but I think not, M. I shall keep ferreting away…

this art is way too cool

Isn’t it, B? One of those ‘wish I’d thought of that’ moments…

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