In Close Contact is a documentary project photographed and written by Jacob Blickenstaff that combines intimate portraits with candid interviews of creative musicians from a wide range of
backgrounds and genres.
The goal of each individual profile, and the project as a
whole, is to provide a deeper insight into the lives, motivations and approaches of
Since its inception in late 2013, the series has featured luminaries such as
Jackson Browne, Dr. John, Steve Earle, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Daniel Lanois,
Robert Glasper and Joe Henry.
In Close Contact profiles are archived here and are also
published online with media partner Mother Jones. where the series has been well
received by readers.
In Close Contact provides a meaningful and direct bridge between the artist and
their audience. The long-term goal of the project is to create a large body of
portraits and interviews for publication as a book and presentation as an