By Chip Maloney | Executive Editor

“Jellyfish Jones is a photographer/model based in the Bay Area of Northern California whose eclectic and unique style of shooting pin-up models is a breath of fresh air in a genre that tends to suffer from sameness due to the sheer number of people shooting nowadays. Jones’ special insight into how models should be presented and photographed can likely be attributed to the fact that she also frequently models, but like any true Temptress worthy of these pages, that’s not all there is to Jellyfish Jones…

Smart, pretty, and equipped with a heap of talent, the story of this Temptress must have a beginning. Give us a brief history of Jellyfish Jones.
I guess I started loving this industry as a kid. My father has many tattoos and I was always slightly obsessed with the idea. I remember thinking how awesome women looked with tattoos, which is what drove me to get them. After I got them (my first at age 20), I started doing more in front of the camera work — modeling for vintage stores and things of that nature. Working behind the lens started then as well. I loved giving my little sister makeovers and photographing the results when I was really small. I guess that is still what I do in a sense — just on a larger scale.

On your Facebook page it says you are “always booking on both sides of the lens.” Do you have a favorite?
Absolutely! Behind the lens, for sure. I love to model, don’t get me wrong, it’s something I enjoy a lot, but shooting and making these crazy ideas I have in my head come to fruition is my passion. I live for it!

Some shooters are great in a studio with everything controlled, but are not great outdoors. You seem to handle both easily. What makes you decide to shoot one model, say, in the woods using natural light, as opposed to shooting another in a studio in some slick, noirish setting, or does the model choose?
Both, when working with clients, the choice is always up to them on what they want to create. I have different options of packages I offer, and various price points. I try to make my art affordable for everyone; however, when I create elaborate costumes and travel to the wooded areas you may have seen, the price is generally higher. When producing art with the models of my choosing for personal projects, I usually prefer to shoot outdoors. Organic light for me is just something that cannot be duplicated. I create all of those light orbs and filters organically, I don’t add them in post (don’t get me wrong, I do A LOT in post), but those little things like dust particles, orbs and feathers in the air, I do manually with the use of the sun, and I will never change that.

What is something about you that nobody would believe?
HUGE New Kids On The Block fan.”

To see the complete interview from this excerpt and beautiful 8-page photo spread featuring models Olivia Dantes, Athena Amore, Eliza Boykin, Christina Miliusis, Megan Renee, and Alyssa Anne grab a copy of Temptress Magazine Issue #5 Here!

• Visit Jellyfish Jones at > www.facebook.com/JellyfishJonesPhotography
• Banner photo by Hugo V > www.facebook.com/HugoVPhotography

Jellyfish Jones

Jellyfish Jones

Jellyfish Jones

Jellyfish Jones

Jellyfish Jones

Jellyfish Jones

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