Spencer Jones, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, began working as a photographer in New York City, after attending Randolph College in Asheboro, North Carolina. Now that he has formed his niche in commercial world, his recent work, bring fine art into commercial vein. Although most work is used for advertising and editorial, he has also exhibited at The Nikon House, The Kodak Gallery, The Tisch Gallery and was highlighted in the book "Best of Photography", Advertising Photographers of America, annuals one and two; and featured in Nikon World Magazine.
Spencer has been a commercial still life photographer and active stock photographer for over 15 years, Spencer honed his skills assisting such luminaries as Robert Mapplethorp and Annie Liebowitz in the 1980’s. Since striking out on his own in 1992, he has shot for various magazines and corporations, including L’Oreal, FedEx, American Express, and Tag Heuer. Editorially, Spencer’s work has spanned a wide range of magazines, including Marie Claire, InStyle and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as Field and Stream and New York Times Magazine. Recently, Spencer shot the cover for Time magazine’s prestigious “Person of the Year” issue. Spencer is a major contributor to various stock photo agencies worldwide, including Getty Images, Jupiter Images (NonStock, Food Picks and Botanica), StockFood as well as Glasshouse Images, where he is the founder and principal. Currently, Spencer divides his time between his commercial photography career and managing Glasshouse Images.