JONES #4 series; super creatives.
For JONES Issue #4 we spoke to super creatives across design, fashion, architecture, art and more. What are their processes? What drives and inspires them?
Working away behind the scenes, on hypnotic short films, cult footwear and atmospheric interiors, these modern artisans might not shout about their successes but they sure do have them in spades.
Meet the first of our super creatives, Quentin Jones, an artist and film maker spinning her innovative visions into gold.
The chaotic, surreal work of artist Quentin Jones – a mesmerising mishmash of references and moods stitched together in a provocative, sensual, quirky style – might suggest that she herself is kind of a mess. But a mess she is not. Rather, this Cambridge philosophy graduate, mixed-media artist, film director and mother is super organised and super creative – balancing a career in front of the lens with high profile gigs behind it.
After postgrad studies at London’s Central Saint Martins, Jones gave herself a year to see if she could have a freelance career. Six months in she realised she wouldn’t be stopping anytime soon.
“It helped that I was modelling and making money on the side, so
I could work on lots of cool but unpaid projects to launch myself.”
One project came by way of Chanel, who commissioned her kaleidoscopic, tactile aesthetic for a Spring/Summer 2012 campaign video that would go on to be nominated by the New York Film Festival. From there, the momentum mounted to a graphic video for Kenzo, a stop-motion clip for Victoria Beckham, a collage-driven short for Louis Vuitton, a series of illustrated prints for Marc by Marc Jacobs and an art video called Tongue Tied starring a near-nude Miley Cyrus, which was used as part of the singer’s 2014 “Bangerz” tour. The risqué, psychedelic, bondage-inspired imagery in the film drew praise for being Cyrus’ most artistic to date.
Since then, Jones has created publicity visuals for Sisley’s new fragrance, “Izia”, made films for Italian shoe house Roger Vivier, a line of T-shirts for charity and a narrative short film with actress Jessica Biel – with plans for a longer, feature length film to come. But in typical Quentin Jones style, it won’t be a simple, clean affair. “Something with surreal animated moments woven in!” she exclaims.
Steal her style: Quentin Jones
Born in London and based in New York City, Quentin Jones is known for her chic and quirky style. Browse below to recreate the super creative's enviable look.