Podcast 88: Photographer Sam Jones

Sam Jones is easily one of the most in-demand photographers working today: he’s well-known for his trademark shots of George Clooney, President Obama and numerous other A-List celebrities. Jones is also the director behind the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart and Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued and the host of Off Camera, an interview series currently airing on DirecTV.

On this week’s podcast, we talk to Jones about his childhood in Fullerton, California, dumpster diving at the Fender and G&L factories; how guitar collecting differs from camera collecting; the art of the interview and his latest project, Some Where Else, a coffee table book of photographs that features its own soundtrack by Blake Mills, included as a vinyl LP and digital download. The book is being released September 29, 2015 but is currently available for pre-order here.

Follow Sam Jones on Twitter @samjones.