Jett Poncy is an experienced photographer born in raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Jett earned a BA in Filmmaking at Arizona State University and is skilled in both photography and filmmaking. Jett's work spans many genres of photography and has been recognized in a variety of them. His passions focus around making an image dynamic and complex on many levels.
I love the storytelling aspect of photography and the subtle nature of the best shots. I have met many wonderful people in my life and it is frustrating that so many of them I have only memories of because I did not know then what I do now. I am a people person by heart and I am determined to exhibit the personalities of all the great people I meet with my art. I once made a realization while walking around my neighborhood at sunset and tried to get a photo. The clouds were so large and spread across the sky, that there would be no way for me to show it off with my little phone camera. In that moment I realized it is futile to try and capture true beauty on camera the way we feel it in person. For that reason, I try to come close.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done nature photography of both animals and landscapes, and I have done fashion, lifestyle and boudoir portraits. At first I was stuck in a loop of trying to mimic what other people have done to stylize their photos, but I realized that art should be much more personal than that. Nature I focused on what the scenery made me feel and how I visualized it. For portraits, I always imagined my models as characters from an alternate universe, and this is what their personality could be in that universe. It adds a depth that I quite enjoy.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
ASU Study Abroad Photography Contest Winner- Far off places category Arizona State Fair Student Photography Contest- Blue Ribbon Perky Magazine Monthly Top New Talent Award
A fun fact about this photographer
I was on an esports team while in college and have earnings exceeding $1000