Jacob Krupnick is a filmmaker and photographer from Brooklyn, New York. He spent high school in a dark room, working as an official United Nations photographer. After graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Sociology and Economics, with a thesis on the history of the shopping mall, he began working as an apprentice to art photographer Thomas Struth, and spent several years traveling around the world to make photographs for exhibition.
Inspired by music and the opportunity to collaborate with a handful of amazing dancers, in 2011 Krupnick directed the feature-length dance film Girl Walk // All Day, which was shot in the streets and public spaces around New York. The film was an international sensation, screening at over thirty film festivals and at hundreds of interactive events, inspiring dance parties at music festivals, Icelandic fjords, from the oldest church in Manhattan to a 60-foot inflatable screen on Coney Island. This was the birth of Wild Combination, a film production studio driven to tell intimate stories in unconventional ways.
Jacob now directs and produces films on a regular basis for the NY Times Magazine, and his clients include Intel, Adobe, Converse, Airbnb, PEN America, Of A Kind, Brilliant Bicycles, Brooks Brothers, and The City of New York. He's currently working on a range of personal and commercial projects.
Jacob is always looking for ways to defy the obvious, and create authentic, original stories for brands, artists, and musicians.