Raymond McCrea Jones
Jones is a photographer & filmmaker based in the Southern U.S. who started his career at The New York Times before relocating to the South and transitioning to independent work.
He is a visual storyteller who creates imagery from a sense of boundless curiosity through his own unique blend of contemporary reportage and portraiture. Since 2018, he has served as creative director of Creature Studio which he co-owns with his wife Jenn Jones. In 2021 he joined the storytelling team at Habitat for Humanity International where he travels around the globe telling the story of those affected by poverty and housing instability.
His approach to the creative process has been commissioned by brands and publications around the world. As a director of both photography and motion Jones is a steady hand with an intentional vision. He draws on his time spent at The New York Times to inform his unique blend of intimate portraiture and reportage throughout his editorial and commercial work. Jones is recognized for his inimitable positivity and efficiency as well as his seemingly effortless ability to connect with those he is with.
Jones places an emphasis on developing long term projects and has published two monographs of his work Out of Step: Faces of Straight Edge (2007, Empire Press) and Birth of a Warrior: Ten Weeks in Basic Training (2015, University Press of New England). His photography has been exhibited in galleries and museums and featured in publications around the world. Jones is the creative director at Creature Studio which he owns with his wife Jenn Jones.
He is also the co-founder of ATL Photo Night: https://www.atlphotonight.com and Never Lost, a cycling adventure brand: https://www.neverlost.cc and is represented by Redux Pictures for commercial and editorial commissions.
Square, Mercedes-Benz, Spotify, Delta Airlines, Georgia Pacific, Home Depot, Samsung, Turner Broadcasting, CNN, Atlanta Hawks, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, OUT, Time, Die Zeit, Stern, Adweek, Entrepreneur Art in Embassies, Megan Huntz, Discovery Network, TLC.