Josh Adam Jones receives his EIZO ColorEdge CG279X monitor

Josh Adam Jones won the EIZO Student Award 2019 with his project ‘XO’, which concentrates on the relationship between local people and outsiders in Oman’s capital city, Muscat. The project places an emphasis on human aspects of the Middle East and how people are united by diversity.

Our student photography award recognises the best in new creative image making. The continued running of this yearly award from EIZO highlights our commitment to the future of the industry. Winning entries receive an EIZO ColorEdge monitor and a work placement offer with a leading photographer.

We caught up with one of the winners, Josh Adam Jones, to see what his first impressions of the EIZO ColorEdge CG279X monitor was and how it has improved his workflow.

What was your first impressions when you got the monitor and took it out of the box?

“When the box arrived, I really did not expect it to be so huge! It was a pretty awesome unboxing the monitor though, as it was a really great size, looked sleek and had a lovely finish to it. The setting up was super easy, and effectively was just a ‘plug in and play’ kind of thing. No drivers to install, no complicated manual – it was quick and easy to get started.”

What impact has it had on your workstation?

“I had to make a few tweaks to my set up to accommodate the monitor, but it has been really worth it. I was previously using a standard TV for extra screen space, so it was nothing fancy. The new EIZO monitor has completely changed the way I work. I now predominantly do everything on the one screen, and only use my MacBook Pro for email or as an overspill screen. The size and quality of the EIZO monitor is brilliant and the in-built automatic screen profiler is incredible too.”

How is it helping you with your work and how are you finding using it?

“The monitor has completely elevated my work flow, and it means I can efficiently process images & videos in an environment which is colour profiled and accurate. I am busy preparing for an international exhibition series with the British Council and Ffotogallery so colour accuracy and translation from screen to print is hugely important. EIZO is second to none in terms of quality so I am super grateful to be in possession of such a high quality monitor at this early stage of my career!”

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