10 quick questions, 5 professional and 5 random, with people you should know.
Marcus K. Jones has maintained a close relationship with the fashion industry for fifteen years. In the late nineties he worked thru New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts as a video editor for a boutique post-house, Manno Media, that catered to fashion and lifestyle brands such as Christian Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain, and Estée Lauder. He acquired a thirst for creating aspirational imagery and moved full time to the position of Director.
Q. Why this? You could have done anything, what pulled you to this profession/industry?
MJ. Good question, I ask myself the same thing and my response is a question “Why does a fish swim?” It’s all I’ve ever known and my oldest love. Funny how I’ve come to realize that making films is inextricable from my identity.
Q. What do you love about your job and your work? What do you find the most frustrating and/or challenging about the industry?
MJ. What I love most about my job is where it physically takes me. Breathtaking locations around the world, inaccessible natural locations, ultra-wealthy properties, remote corners of NYC (always full of surprises).
Q. Favorite City/Place in the world?
MJ. My favorite city is New York of course!
Q. Last piece of art (physical, image, architecture, music… anything) that moved you. What was it? Your reaction? Were you surprised?
MJ. Katerina Ganchak, my wife, is an amazing glass sculptor and painter. We recently worked on a film project together about her process titled, Creation Story. Whenever I visit her studio I’m blown away with her work. Her site is www.katerinaganchak.com
Q. Last thing you took a photo of?
MJ. I took a photo from the base of 1 World Trade and realized for the first time that from that vantage point it appears to make a triangle at the top.
Q. If you could be equally as happy in a different career, what would it be?
MJ. I could be just as happy as a Creative Director. I’ve spent the last decade hands on just to realize the hands part isn’t so important to me.
Q. What/who has been your biggest influence?
MJ. I’m influenced by the photography of Peter Lindberg and Guy Aroch, and the directing of Chris Nolan.
Q. Has social media helped or hurt our society?
MJ. Social media has caused a net harm to society, I’m sure of it. There are some positives, but they are out weighed by the negatives.
Q. Would you rather be able to change the past or see into the future?
MJ. I would rather be able to change the past.
Q. What is the oldest technology device you own? Do you still use it?
MJ. The oldest technology that I own is the Pilot G-2 pen. I’ve been writing with that model exclusively, and I mean exclusively, since 1996. world- every single bit of it.