Ken Jones is a self-taught freelance photographer originally from Co. Wicklow, Ireland who now lives and works out of Astoria, New York, "where inspiration lies around every corner".
While in Ireland inspiration was also easily found. His hometown of Arklow, which is surrounded by green hills and rolling fields, sits on the estuary of the Avoca River overlooking the Irish Sea. This inspiration can be clearly seen in his early landscape work. Particularly in one of Ken's personal favourite projects, "A Place of Thought" series which was designed with the intention to make the viewer stop, think and use his/her imagination. Since moving to New York, you can see that he has absorbed the city and it's surroundings. Subways, architecture and Central Park all feature prominently in his work.
When asked "what is photography to you?" Ken's answer is simply this, "It's all about the moment. It's what you see in a split second that you may never see again. Inspiration is everywhere and can strike anytime. From walking down the street to watching you're favorite show to even washing the dishes! Whatever I'm shooting, be it landscapes or people, I want it to be natural and in that moment."
Recently Ken held a solo exhibition of 13 works in Astoria, NY and his photos adorn walls around the globe from Los Angeles, Boston, and New York to Dublin and London. Ken can always be seen with a camera in hand and currently has several projects in the works.