Kim Dalton's picture
Crew Mom

Who's in the Crew? - Spotlight on Aida Jones

NAME: Aida Jones

WEBSITE: https://bayareaheadshotcompany.com

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bayareaheadshotcompany

CREW PORTFOLIO: https://headshotcrew.com/aidajones

WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born and raised in Salvador, a port city of about 4 million people, in the Northeast part of Brazil. And I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since the late 90s.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING HEADSHOTS?

I started shooting headshots right before Headshot Mania in 2018. When I got back from Headshot Mania, I photographed my first six executives.

WHAT IS YOUR LIGHTING SETUP FOR HEADSHOTS?

I just started using the bicolor 1x2s Flex Kit.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR STUDIO. DO YOU OWN IT? RENT IT? OR LIVE IN IT?

I rent an office in downtown San Francisco. I'd like to live in my studio, but nope, can’t do it.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOOT?

I also like shooting food and travel photos.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER PH AND THE HSC?

I first discovered Peter and Headshot Crew at a WPPI conference sometime in 2016/ 2017.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO JOIN THE CREW ONCE YOU FOUND IT?

I joined soon after that WPPI conference, but I did not stay long. Then in 2017/2018, I came back.

WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS ABOUT YOU?

I can’t stand foo-foo drinks. Hard liquor all the way. I went on a pilgrimage, walked from Portugal to Spain, and found that walking alone is very therapeutical. I still walk - a lot. Free therapy :-)

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU?

I’m not anti-social. I love to be alone involved in my thoughts. I’m comfortable being the wallflower and enjoy people-watching.

4 Comments

Claudia Hoag's picture
Associate

No foo-foo is right! But is caipirinha foo-foo? With cachaça de rolha, afternoon in Itapuã?

Aida Jones's picture
Protégé

No!! Cachaça de rolha, afternoon in Itapuã = Awesome. Besides, we can remove the sugar and enjoy the cachaça with a taste of lime.

Peter Istvan's picture
Protégé

Awesome!

Anita Watkins's picture
Mentor

I'd like to live in my studio as well LOL!