Masani Jones

I capture art through my imagination or from whatever I see physically and feels internally. If I feel frustrated, I’ll talk to my peers and end up pushing through the work. I find a lot of my inspiration from family, including my mom, dad, aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as from my favorite photographer at the moment, Denis Cherim.

My goal for my mages is to catch the viewer’s attention and make them ask how I captured them. As of now, I mainly photograph landscapes and make an effort to find things that stick out. My work also focuses on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I purposely make some of my images blurry, which corresponds to the topic of OCD and not seeing the world clearly, as opposed to making perfect images. Instead, I am going the opposite route of picture perfect, which triggers my OCD, so that my images come out abnormal. In the future, I wantst to focus on disorders people don't have control over.


Masani grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently studying photography at the International Center of Photography and acting at HB Studio in New York City. From a young age, he was exposed to photography, and later in his life, his aunt gave him inspiration to create art of his own. His mom encouraged him to try it out and over time he slowly ended up enjoying it. After he finished high school in New Jersey, he moved to New York City and stayed with his big cousin. He offered him a job at his studio to work full-time and he’s been working there ever since.