JoneZi 2013

JOnezi Aka David Thomas Jones

Multimedia Background

I have been photographing personally and professionally since I was a young teenager.
– I discovered the magic of photography in 1967 at the age of 12 as a photography club member at private school St. Andrews College, Ontario 1966-1970.
– Later on as a part time media student at George Brown College in Toronto ’74 using 1/2 inch B&W video tape and still images?
– 1976 I traveled throughout Europe documenting my journey with my still camera.
– 1978-1980 I moved to Vancouver, BC, and that fall I was fortunate enough to be admitted to the 2 yr. Photography Technician Program at VCC Langara College Graduated in 1980 with a minor in Film Production.
– 1981-85 I free-lanced and assisting from – National Association of Photographic Art group Show Robson Square, Vancouver, BC
– Contemporary Art Gallery PEMD art photo grant early 1980’s
– 1983 -I volunteered in video production at Rogers Cable 10.
– 1984-’87 I completed the Television Production program at BCIT.
– 1986 to 1992 Knowledge Network. ’84 – ’97
– Cameraman at BC Place Stadium 1984-1998 (note: I was the hand held camera operator who picked out Pamela Anderson from the football crowd)
– Group exhibitions at Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC 1995/1996
– Completed 1 yr. UBC (Fine Arts- minor)
– Member IATSE 891 1998- Grip film technician Full time work.
– Dec. 10, 1999 began a 2 yr. Trip to Middle East, Turkey and Greece. Documented my travels with a mini DV digital video camera and still camera.
– Oct. 6, 2001 Fell in love and married Turkish ‘bebe’ Mutlu Karadag Oct. 6, 2001.
– NYC International ArtExpo -SOLO Pavilion Exhibitor, booth # 3063, Feb. 26-Mar. 1 2004
– 2010- INDIA -‘Guru Ques’t- DoP/Camera/Still Photographer in TV reality pilot/Documentary
– 2012 – June 13 -Moved from Vancouver to Salt Spring Island via Istanbul, Turkey


B& W hand colored stills, fully released images ’95 –’97

Vintage Art Images
Taken throughout the artist’s career.

Fetish Images
Stills taken during the filming of ‘Domina’ a film about the fetish scene in Vancouver…a work in progress 1998-1999

Doors of Perception: A continued collection of photo stills of doorways taken around the world.

3rd World Portraits: A collection of images of 3rd world nations taken during my travels.

dAnce: Five double exposed images /digitally manipulated and asymmetrically mounted on glass.

FILM & VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES (Works in progress *)

Dahab: South of Ras Abu Galum – a look at the Bedouin, Egyptians and tourist of a small unique back packers village located on the Eastern coast of the Egyptian Sinai. 2003
*Vendors of Istanbul: A look at the present day street vendor of Istanbul contrasted with those from a by-gone age.
*Domina: Film documentary a peek into the underground Fetish, S&M scene of Vancouver. ’99 …’13-Currently in Post Production


‘Groovy Girl’ : Multimedia prototype sculpture: ‘jonesi’d/dadist reconstruction of Nike of Samothrace. A juxtaposed representation of the conflict of cultures, war mixed with the humour of the ‘Winged Victory’ rotating horizontally, counter clockwise with its headless rabbit face grinning sarcastically at the viewer.
Yellow acrylic painted sculpture clay, w/ Alfred E. Newman hologram, Crusader flags, legs& red boots & rotating platform

‘Scream of the Dragonfly’ A prototype of an semi-abstracted image of a Dragonfly screaming. Proposed outdoor installation in the country side whose purpose is to bring Art to the rural areas, reflecting environmental concerns and stimulating interest, dialogue in art.