Simon Jones

World Traveller, Photographer, Storyteller.

Intro

Who is Simon Jones?

I'm Simon Jones and for the last few years I've been travelling the world talking to strangers, taking photographs, collecting sounds, and hunting for stories to tell.

When I'm not on two wheels dodging traffic in far away places where roads have few rules. you'll probably find me sitting in a cafe sipping a cappuccino while tapping away at my laptop.

I'm a full-time rule bending consultant and part-time life-hacker. I'll try most anything once, though I recently instituted a policy of no longer drinking anything that begins with the letter M (with the exception of milk).

I'm not on facebook so don't waste your time looking for me there. If you're looking for me, you've found me!

Storytelling skills 76%
Exaggeration and made up shit in my stories (Sometimes you have to!)4%
Ability to lose stuff when travelling 58%
Beer drinking expertise 19%

Experience

Our jobs do not define us!

World Travels

I've travelled the world meeting locals and finding adventure in places not pictured on postcards.

Photography

I've been taking pictures since I first shot black and whites in the 80's on an old Russian Zenit B.

Storytelling

Our lives are made up of the stories we tell. They're how we relate to each other and the world around us.

Projects

Just a taster of recent projects.

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366 Pictures

A picture a day in 2012 & 2016

366 pictures was my personal photographic journey through 2 amazing years of my life, 2012, and 2016.

The project to find and photograph something interesting every single day was incredibly challenging but also immensely rewarding. Not only did I end up with a raft of memorable photographs, but also a slew of stories and experiences that were truly unforgettable.

Category: Photography

First year: 2012

Second year: 2016

Countries visited: 23

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5 Minutes of Somewhere

Podcast series

As a photographer I believe a good picture should be able to tell a story. However, I often feel that with pictures and video we often fail to notice the rich complexity of sound contained in any one scene.

I've recorded many sounds on my travels across the world. In this podcast series I simply play a five minute clip which gives the listener an opportunity to travel somewhere with a sense we perhaps often overlook.

Category: Sound

Format: Podcast

Launching: 2017

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Boilerist Painting

Painting

Inspired by the exuberant inventor of the Boilerism art movement, Michael Beech, I tried my hand an abstract painting under his guidance in 2014.

The prolific Australian painter introduced me to the fun of oil on 'canvas' (actually MDF!) at his studio/shed where I created this predominately blue -as yet untitled- piece which remains in Australia.

Category: Paint

Created: 2014

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Find Something Beautiful

Poster

The motto 'Find Something Beautiful In Your Day Everyday' became something of a motto in my life of travel. I created this poster as a gift back in 2013. It features photographs from my 366 Pictures (2012).

The poster is no longer for sale but email me if you'd like a JPG to print yourself.

Category: Poster

Created: 2013

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Calendar

Limited run calendar

For 2017 I produced a calendar that featured 50/50 spliced photographs by me. The pictures were presented in two halves that matched in some visual or thematic way.

The calendar took quite some time to complete as all of the photographs were compiled from memory. Finding a particular photograph sometimes took hours of searching my extensive picture archive.

Category: Photography

Created: 2016

Format: Calendar

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