School Project: The Ten Commandments

2 weeks ago, i was given a school assignment called the ten commandments.

The point with this assignment is to take ten pictures – one for each commandment. I meanwhile am not fond of this assignment, due tomorrow, and not nearly finished.

I decided to describe each commandment with the facade of a house, this however has shown itself to be pretty challenging. So here i am… Editing the few pictures i have – and afterwards going out to get the rest (hopefully).

So i made this post; not only to blog about photography and the given assignment, but also to help myself get down which of the commandments i have already covered. So here goes.

1. I am your only god √

2 You may not make an image of god √ (roughly got that one down)

3. you may not use the lords name for lies /

4. Remember the sabbath and keep it holy / (got a rough idea though)

5. Honor thy mother and father / (think i have it down, just gotta take the picture)

6. thou shalt not kill √ (got it down)

7. Don’t break holy matrimony / (nope…)

8. You may not steal / (nope…)

9. Don’t witness falsely to your next man. /

10. Don’t envy your next mans wife, house, slave, or slave woman. /

I know these aren’t the 10 commandments in the purest original form or fashion but they are the ones that i have to depict.


The notes to each one: 

1. Single house in the middle of nowhere.

2. 2 classic houses with the same car. Or the picture of a house with a stickfigure in front.

3. 2 colored house.

4 Red and white house (I live in Denmark and this is a comment on patriotism and nationalism.

5 Brothel.

6. a petrol station.

7. Old damaged house or a house with a clear line down the middle.


9. house for sale.

10. Burnt down house.


Sorry for this clumsy jotted down post. Will post the pictures when they are done.

If you’ve ever been in a similar stressed situation with photography – tell me about it in the comments.





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Project: Inside

As a part of every semester at my School, the Copenhagen film and photography school, we end each semester with an exhibition. Last year i did a project entitled “Inside” revolving around emotions on the interior and exterior of the human body and psyche.

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I plan to share all the projects i have created as school projects and self created projects; so keep your eyes peeled for posts with entitled “Project:” to see more of the projects I’ve done.


I want to see your projects aswell – so feel free to comment with a link to your projects. Or anything else you want to say.


Until next time,



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©Jacob Thomson

This picture i shot a couple of days ago, as a part of an ongoing project, and very much unfinished project. However i wanted to post this image since it really moves something inside of me. Something about how the light bounces of the face. The nerve in her face is to me just great, and the best i could have hoped for with this image.

-In case there is any interest in what this image was shot on – It was shot on Fuji Superia 200 speed film. On my Contax T2.




This year i created my first book – Entitled “Backdrop” A series of portraits of people including backdrops in some form or fashion – For me the work is about identity and the effect of ones social environment.

One of the shots from the book. Let me know if there is interest in seeing more. 


// Jacob

The Roskilde Project

Roskilde Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Europe today, and continue to attract thousands upon thousand of people every year for a week filled with music, partying, and tent-sleeping.

I’ve been a participant of the Festival for five years now. It has, and still is, a very big part of my, and my generations life. This year i decided it was time to do a Roskilde Project whereas i would try to describe and document what it is that attracts us to go and live in a tent on a field for a week.

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