Q&A - Bernie Jones
Tell us a bit about yourself
Hey, my name’s Bernie. I come form a small trashy town in Pennsylvania called Mars, where inspiration is perhaps the most abundant resource in all the world (JOKE!). I got into Photography a little over 6 years ago, when I went to Senegal, Africa. We had brought a little Point and Shoot along for the trip, and the setting provided many excellent opportunities to capture moments that I found absolutely stunning. My interest just snowballed from there.
How do you go about creating your pieces?
I usually go about taking a photo by asking myself how I see the shot. I don’t just want to capture a moment, I want to capture how I see that moment. Get a better idea of how my mind works, become Bernie, if you will. Following the shot, I usually add a washed effect to my image, adding some cool colors to the shadows and warmer to the highlights. Sometimes I mix it up though.
What single element, person, object or real life situation, do you think has influenced you the most throughout your artist career?
I’ve always had trouble communicating with others, not physically, but emotionally. I always feel like I have some sort of lock on my emotional expression. So I try to express myself through my work. I feel like when someone sees my image, they see me. And it will give them an idea as to who I really am as a person.
What is your best piece of art to date?
I’ve never been fond of picking a “best work”, as I’m always striving to improve upon my work. The moment I take something I really like, I end up taking something else that totally tops the last. I think that the moment you pick a favorite piece of yours is the moment that you don’t create anything at all.
Any current projects/shows/releases you want to advertise?
Not really. if you ever want to check out my other stuff, you can go over to my flickr photostream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregorybernardjones/. I’ve got some stuff that ranges back to when I just started my hobby.
Bernies’s print is available here.