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Tune In to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Episode 25: Lou Jones

By December 23, 2019April 29th, 2020ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast, Strictly Business Blog

 

Episode 25: Lou Jones

Tom’s guest today, Lou Jones, is a long-time Boston freelance photographer. Lou received his degree in physics and you could say he was well on his way to becoming a rocket scientist, until he found his way to the art of photography. Since then, he has spent his career blending the commercial and editorial sectors. Through personal and long-term projects, Lou is working to effect change in how the world views different social issues.

In this episode, Tom and Lou talk about…

  • Considering photography as a career choice from a start in physics
  • Starting to build his own sense and skills as a photographer
  • Perseverance through racism and other early obstacles
  • Blending the commercial and editorial sectors
  • Learning to navigate cold calls to make your way into the room
  • Reaching a broader audience through the use of social media
  • Using personal projects as a means to attract clients
  • How social components of photography have changed over time
  • Working to effect thinking about the realities of Africa
  • Biggest challenges facing the team with the effort to cover all of Africa
  • What brings Lou joy being a photographer
  • Sustaining creativity after amassing such a large amount of experience
  • Engaging the public in the value of work that photographers do
  • Serious advice for anyone looking to become a great professional photographer

Links to resources:

Lou Jones’ website: https://www.fotojones.com/

Lou Jones’ Pan Africa Project:  https://panafricaproject.org/about-the-panafricaproject/

Lou Jones’ Instagram: @loujonesstudio

To donate to the ASMP archives go to:  https://www.asmp.org/asmp-foundation/

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