Hacob started working in photography at the age of seven at his uncle’s studio, sweeping floors and mixing chemicals. He never in his wildest dreams imagined doing it professionally for he hated sweeping floors and mixing chemicals. Until one day he bought his first 35mm camera and had to take a photo class just to learn how to use that damn adorable camera, little did he know that one photo class after another he was falling in love with that damn photography. Things got real serious when he saw his gigantic student loan from that damn design school in Pasadena where he ironically teaches now. He opened his first studio in L.A. and started getting some serious jobs, shot for some cool companies and worked with some hot art directors. Won a few awards here and sometimes there. Hacob has come a long way since those days when he was sweeping the floors and mixing chemicals, he has found his comfort in the Still Life zone. He is always a seven year old when he is around water; he loves to splash while popping the flash. He loves to shoot gadgets of all kinds but hates paying for them all. He is married to a wonderful girl who loves traveling, wining & dinning, biking & hiking & more than anything else Hollywood Bowl-ing. Hacob shoots digitally now so no need to mix chemicals anymore, but he still sweeps the damn floor.