Freelance ethnographer, researcher & consultant

Rigamarole Tear Sheets, Spring 2010 issue, Diamond Offshore

Rigamarole is a newsmagazine published by and for the world’s third-largest offshore drilling firm, Diamond Offshore. The stories in Rigamarole encompass everything from leading edge drilling technology to interviews with industry titans to workers’ personal ruminations. I’ve been contributing with offshore photography and oil rig photography for several issues. Graphic Design by Daniel Pagan, Rigsby…

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Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro City Survey for Monocle

This is a photograph of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro City. It is located in the southern region of the city where surfers and beach lovers enjoy nature and the sun. This photograph was part of a commission for Monocle Magazine.

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Human-centered Design Research in Emerging Markets

Jacob Langvad Nilsson continues to work persistently in the cross-section between editorial photojournalism and visual ethnography, pushing the boundaries of human-centered design research to tell stories about globalization, cultural shift, and the aspirations and desires of people living in a changing world.

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