Bobby Jones is currently working on receiving his Bachelors Degree in Fine Art at the University of Colorado Denver. After moving to Denver in 2012 Jones decided to quit his job of seven years in finance to pursue his dream of becoming a photographer. Over the last six years, he has photographed people, landscapes, and other commercial work while working as a photography editor at the universities school paper, The Sentry, for the past three years. Through his experiences as a photojournalist at The Sentry, Jones became interested in documentary work and how photography can be used as a tool to convey a story.
Incorporating his talents learned through photojournalism, photographing people and incorporating landscapes into his imagery, Jones also built a successful wedding photography business while earning his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. He has become an avid wedding photographer in the Denver community and has recently been awarded the Wedding Wire 2018 Couples Choice Award. Currently, he is working on a documentary series titled, Life of a Truck Driver, which will depict what life is like when traveling across multiple states while making a living on the road. This work will be a part of Jones’s Thesis exhibition at Red Line Gallery in May 2018.
My series Back/Front Stage incorporates fashion photography overlaid over nude portraiture. I aim to explore the idea of identity and how much we both conceal, yet reveal to the world by our use of personal fashion—these are printed on digital transparency to overlay over the analog nudes to exemplify this idea. The idea of the nudes might be seen as a representation of ‘true’ identity; rather, I more intend their usage to illustrate the idea that there is more to identity than what we might initially try to perceive. This is in order for viewers to question their superficial interpretations of others.
I have coined the term justa-super-imposition in order to conflate the two recognizable ideas of juxtaposition and superimposition to illustrate this use of layering in my series. As a result, I aim create a new sense of meaning from two often seen genres of photographic representation into a more abstract and contextual representation.