In summer 2008, he successfully completed his three-year apprenticeship as a photographer. After five more years as a photo assistant for a few renowned photographers, he starts his own carrier specialized in landscape, aerial, cityscape, industrial and fine art photography. He has worked already for clients like Siemens, Victorinox, Emirates, Audi, INQ Mobile, Jim Beam, Occhio, Stern, Jetgala, Wired magazine and some more. When Jakob Wagner is not at work on commissioned assignments, he devotes much of his time and passion to his personal photography projects, which were featured already in many art magazines, books and blogs worldwide.
Jakob Wagner has been producing artworks since he was just a child. He said: "My interest in creative expression started early. At 12 I started to draw and two years later I discovered graffiti, I started with nightly lettering in public urban areas and improved my graffiti skills right up to large-scale commissions. I lent a camera, to take photos of the artworks of my friends and mine, to be documented as a graffiti artist. I quickly realized what great potential the photography had and I started to use it as a new artistic form of expression. At 16 I was then beginning to realize that I wanted to be a photographer. During a long period of experimenting, I found that with long exposure at night, things you can not see with the naked eye could be visualized. That fascinated me and I started my "Nightscapes" series."