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Sam Jones (on Being Curious)

community building creativity mindset Sep 28, 2022
Sam Jones (on Being Curious)

 

“I’m always driven by my own curiosity.”



Sam Jones is an acclaimed photographer and director whose seminal portraits of President Obama, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Bob Dylan, Kristin Stewart, Robert Downey Jr, Amy Adams, Jack Nicholson, and many others have appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Time, Entertainment Weekly and Men’s Journal.

Jones is also an acclaimed director, creating numerous national commercials for Skype, Sonos, Canon, Target, Dove and many others. Jones’ is a sought after music video director who won MTV’s music video of the year for Foo Fighters “Walk.” He has directed videos for Mumford and Sons, Tom Petty John Mayer, and many others. 

In 2013 he launched Off Camera with Sam Jones on Directv’s Audience Network. Off Camera is an hour long show created out of his passion for long form conversational interviews. Jones shares his conversations with the artists, actors, and musicians who fascinate and inspire him most. Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Silverman, Dave Grohl, Laura Dern, Tony Hawk, Matt Damon and Will Ferrell have all appeared on the show.

Variety called Jones “one of the few intelligent filmmakers destined for serious artistic success,” and Rolling Stone named I Am Trying To Break Your Heart the fifth best rock film of all time. (Abviated Bio taken from https://www.samjonespictures.com/)


FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:

  • How do you move a project forward without being attached to an outcome?
  • How did you make the leap from hobby to career?
  • How were you able to make connections as an outsider?
  • Have you seen patterns recurring through your interviews?


WHO IS SAM JONES?

Sam Jones is an acclaimed photographer and director whose seminal portraits of President Obama, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Bob Dylan, Kristin Stewart, Robert Downey Jr, Amy Adams, Jack Nicholson, and many others have appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Time, Entertainment Weekly and Men’s Journal.

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“I’m always driven by my own curiosity.” @SamJonesPictures @HeatherParady CLICK TO TWEET

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“The joy is in the newness and the challenge of something.” @SamJonesPictures @HeatherParady CLICK TO TWEET


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