Masani Jones

Masani Jones captures art through his imagination or from whatever he sees physically and feels internally. If he feels frustrated, he’ll talk to his peers and end up pushing through the work. He finds a lot of his inspiration from family, including his mom, dad, aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as from his favorite photographer at the moment, Denis Cherim.

Masani’s goal for his images is to catch the viewer’s attention and to make them ask how he captured them. As of now, he mainly photographs landscapes and makes an effort to find things that stick out. Masani’s work also focuses on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and he attempts to create images that reflect that. In the future, he wants to focus on disorders that people don't have control over. He purposely makes some of his images blurry which corresponds to the topic of OCD and not seeing the world clearly, as opposed to making perfect images. Instead, he is going the opposite route of picture perfect triggering my OCD, and so then his images would come out abnormal.


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.