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Inge Jacobsen Vogue Cover March 2011
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
(Image © Inge Jacobsen)

So, I was sitting in the dentist’s waiting room this morning, leafing through magazines and I came across the most amazing images of Inge Jacobsen’s work. I came home and immediately googled her – anybody who can marry a traditional craft like embroidery with fashion and photography like she does deserves a google search, I reckon…

I wasn’t disappointed. Danish-Irish artist Inge Jacobsen uses embroidery, cutting, and collaging to create new images out of magazine fashion editorial and newspaper imagery.

Her primary concern as an artist is how one responds to the mass of imagery in the world.  She is particularly interested in exploring the different contexts in which photography can be used, straying away from the conventional perceptions of what photography can and can’t be.  She seeks to create something unique out of the mass-produced.

And you want to know something else? She’s 24 years old.

Inge Jacobsen Vogue Cover April 2011
Photographer: Mario Testino
(Image © Inge Jacobsen)

Inge Jacobsen Sewn Chanel Black Quilted Bag
(Image © Inge Jacobsen)

Inge Jacobsen – Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Helena Christensen in September 1991 issue
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
(Image © Inge Jacobsen)

Inge Jacobsen for Georg Jensen S/S 2012
(Image © Inge Jacobsen)

If you’d like to see more of Inge Jacobsen’s work, you can check out her website here.