Sunday, February 28, 2010

Book cover design for "Garish"

The multitalented Deidre Adams designed this highly-saturated dust jacket cover for my first photography book, Garish: Roadside Color Polaroids, to be released later this year.

The book will feature a main portfolio section of 80 original photographs, taken between 1988 and 2009.  I started this series, captured on Polaroid's 669 and 690 films, quite by accident -- when traveling I always carry my Colorpack III instant camera, so I can make postcards to send to friends and family.  Over time, I realized I had grown a sentimental attachment to the camera and the process, and a unique way of expressing my affinity with the oddities and overlooked artistic masterpieces found along the highways of North America.

With an essay by writer John DeFore, this is one book that belongs on your coffee table!

More to come....

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Welcome to Robert Jones Photo

Hello, everybody. I created this blog as a companion to my website,

Check here often for updates on my blog articles at Conservative Punk and Liberatchik, newly-published photographs, and my latest photo documentary projects.

I will also be using this blog for sacred cow tipping, re: the art and fine-art photography worlds. Let's just say that I won't be speaking of Ansel Adams, Nick Brandt, and Susan Sontag in hushed, reverential, tones.

Most importantly, I will be updating readers on the latest developments on my book project. Please stop by often for the latest news.