Sam Jones has been my favorite photographer for a while now. After stumbling on his book Then and Now, I was completely hooked.
Sam Jones particularly stands out to me as a professional photographer because it’s evident in his work that he develops a unique relationship with his subjects. His subjects for the most part always seem extremely comfortable and in their element; they always look like they are having fun. Sam Jones is my favorite photographer because I feel like he brings out what I like the most about photography; making people look good, feel comfortable, and look absolutely crazy. I feel like I oftentimes get caught up in the technical aspect of photography, and my more open and creative side often suffers. Photographers like Sam Jones remind me that your work will look the best when you’re having the most fun.