Carrying on from Gordon Magnin’s crazy collages from this morning, we got a message from a rad photographer last week who is taking his already great photos and distorting them into dreamy, magical photos. Brandon B. Jones is the photographer and he has an ability to turn normal portraits and fashion shoots into collage-like pieces that features overlayed textures atop of already great photos. He turns photography from normal, good shoots into fairly abstruse representations of subjects.
There are two ways in which Jones’ photos conduct themselves. The first is through using persons as windows into what is beyond them. This usually results in just a small accent to an otherwise normal photo but for some–like at top and next to last–figures become a cosmic displays. They are landscapes for abstract, natural patterns. He can certainly turn this off and on in his work and, usually, this style is off in his work, which you can see from his very great Travel photos. That being said, his infusion of space into his practice–even in the slightest, like in the bottom two–is very well done.
Similarly, he has a body of work (we believe for Trillery?) that are very graphically driven. Yes, it may be just for this specific project; however, the photos are very good. Like the overlaying of patterns, this body of photos uses negative coloration and shapes to evoke a classical future. They seem like sports photography from 2200, where metal clad naked boys spar for our entertainment. They look great.
As mentioned, Jones can take good, normal photos, too. His Travel and other Fashion/Portraits photos are great–the ones we shared are just a little more complex and sophisticated, which is why we wanted to share. If any catch your eye, you can order prints of Jones’ work here.