In Paris Jacobs enjoys spending time at home with his art, which is partly what inspired this photo portfolio. The designer liked the idea of a series that captured his home as a sort of surreal dollhouse, offering a look into “the little compartments of people’s lives.” When he talks about his existence in Paris, which he used to fantasize about as a teenager, he compares it to a bizarre dream. A fairy tale, maybe, but with the requisite scary parts.
“I have a funny love for melancholy,” says Jacobs, who, in the evenings, occasionally finds himself eating in his dining room, all by himself. Sitting at the table, he says, he’ll experience an odd sense of sorrow, which brings its own kind of satisfaction.
“I do like being in this house, feeling lonely and a little sad,” Jacobs says, adding,“It really does it for me.”