»The Light Within« is an homage to nature and planet Earth and the evolvement of the human soul. Although colour is mostly excluded from his work, Tom Jacobi finds countless nuances within the spectra of grey, white and bronze to form a cosmos, which he himself describes as an »achromatic colour world«. The photographer also ties »The Light Within« to a spiritual narrative, moving the source of universal knowledge within the protagonists.
Tom Jacobi joined »Stern« magazine 1977, where he worked as a staff photographer until 1986. He created a total of 29 covers for the magazine and won numerous awards for his formative work. In the following 14 years Tom Jacobi worked as a freelance photographer, for magazines like »Vogue«, »Amica« and »The New Yorker« and created numerous fashion and advertising campaigns. In 2000, he returned to »Stern« as art director. In 2005 he founded the magazine »View«, whose editor-in-chief he was until 2008. Since then Tom Jacobi has been working as a photo artist.