Sam Jones is an acclaimed photographer and director who has made some amazing portraits of everyone from President Obama to George Clooney to Kristin Stewart appearing on the covers of scores of magazines. In 2013 he launched Off Camera with Sam Jones which an hour long conversational interview. Right now you can see the great interviews on Netflix. I just watched Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman and Martin Short.
It’s shot in black and white and the intimate style and Jones’ innate ability to capture the essence of his subject make it VERY relaxing and simultaneously stimulating. You just don’t get to see long interviews and in fact what passes for an interview on today’s talk shows, are really just rehearsed bits in little chunks, never more than 7 minutes.
Here are two little unrehearsed chunks from the Will Farrell interview. Watch.