We are your farmers next door. But farmers, we haven’t always been. The video above (shot by an amazingly talented filmmaker Dylan Trivette) speaks more eloquently than we can, about the events and inspiration behind our big leap. But in case you’re curious about our path before this somewhat improbable point, here you go:
Dina Rudick has worked as a staff photographer and videographer for the Boston Globe for 10 years. During her tenure, the Globe has sent her around the world to cover stories ranging from the tsunami in Southeast Asia, USAID efforts in Pakistan, to women’s health and the earthquake in Haiti. In addition to her photo work, Dina helped to lead the Globe photography department’s transition to online video and in 2009 she won an Emmy for her effort, the first ever awarded to the Boston Globe. Dina is also an adjunct faculty member at Boston University’s School of Journalism and has worked as a media consultant and media trainer of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. Her work can be seen at www.dinarudick.com.
Erik Jacobs is also an award winning photographer, who works regularly for many leading national and international publications. He is represented by Polaris images in New York and his clients include: Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, Travel and Leisure Magazine and many more. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts. A selection of his editorial work can be seen at JacobsPhotographic.us.
Together, Erik and Dina also run a boutique video production company called Anthem Multimedia, which specializes in visual storytelling for artists, musicians and socially-motivated non-profits. Our most recent project is a 15-minute mini-documentary Dina directed and produced on The Africa Yoga Project, in Nairobi, Kenya. Much of our work can be seen here: www.AnthemMultimedia.com
We met while working for the Boston Globe, fell for each other in New Orleans while covering Hurricane Katrina and married in 2006.
Although we currently call Boston our home, Erik was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina and Dina, in Canton, Ohio. Outside of photography, when we aren’t traveling, we can probably be found in the garden, the chicken coop, running, doing yoga, in the wood shop, with a banjo or watching 30 Rock, the Colbert Report or SNL.