Jacopo Farina was born in Milan in 1983. As he got accidentally in touch with his first camera, he became as passionate about photography. As a self-taught artistic talent in photography and film-making, his approach to images is both fresh and pragmatic. In 2013 he became the youngest photographer to join the prestigious photo agency Milan-based Contrasto as portraitist. Over the years, he has collaborated with Adidas, Sony, Samsung, BBC, Universal, Noisey, Warner, Vanity Fair, Vice, Sportweek, La Triennale di Milano, Taschen, Twinset and many others.
His career as a director began with creating music videos for the Italian-rock band I ministri; other artists from the italian indie-pop scene who have collaborated with him include Gazzelle, Ghemon, Motta, Zen Circus and Baustelle. The style of his videos who can be described as a series of “lucid dreams” caught the attention of Cosmo, one of the biggest talent of contemporary Italian music, who asked him to direct the video for his song Le voci; the collaboration proved successful and long-lasting, with Jacopo directing a total of four music videos for Cosmo and two short documentaries.
Recently he has directed his first European commercial campaign for the Chinese company Oppo. He collaborates as well with Fondazione Prada, making for it documentaries and portraits during its exhibition and events. In 2018 he debuts in cinema as director of photography of the documentary The man who stole Bansky, narrated throughout by Iggy Pop and presented during the last Tribeca Film Festival.