One look at the portfolio of New Zealand-based photographer Jacob Howard and his assertion that his ‘photographic practice is built around travel and a curiosity for the unknown’ becomes blindingly obvious. His desire to reveal the hidden and the unknown through his work means exploring the world for places that satisfy his own sense of curiosity, leading to images like those in his latest series, Atlas Obscura.
Shot in Morocco and among the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the series is an unexpected glimpse into a world away from the everyday destinations we visit. The images form a collection that ranges in atmosphere – part ‘Accidental Wes Anderson’ (think the symmetry and central framing of the vintage bus), part architectural expose, and part wanderlust. Explaining his inspiration, Howard revealed that he is ‘influenced by the natural and cultural world, enigmatic structures, unexpected encounters and moments of change.’, all strands that knit together Atlas Obscura. See more of his work on his Behance.
Images © Jacob Howard