Jacob Blickenstaff has shot album covers and publicity portraits for respected record labels such as Daptone, Concord, New West, Rounder, Rough Trade, Norton, and Omnivore, as well as with many independent artists. His work can be seen regularly in the New York Times and in Mother Jones with the music documentary project In Close Contact.

Jacob is based in Brooklyn, NY and works in Los Angeles and Nashville.

Select Clients:

  • The New York Times
  • Concord Music Group
  • Nonesuch Records
  • Daptone Records
  • New West Records
  • ANTI- Records
  • Yamaha Artist Services
  • Rolling Stone
  • Mother Jones

Recent Press: 


  • Still Life In Soul – Stax Museum of American Soul Music


"I have to say I was very touched by how dedicated you were getting all the details right, I have a regard for anyone who still nurtures their equipment, thinks about lighting and composition, it's almost a thing of the past." - Daniel Lanois

"You seem to know what you're doing." - Patti Smith

"Just looked at the shoot and might honestly say that a couple of these are perhaps the only such portraits of me I have ever seen and truly loved. If I may: my wife will love them. No small victory." - Joe Henry

"You are magic, my friend." - Cheryl Pawelski, Omnivore Recordings