Jonathan is a Los Angeles based photographer and native son of Southern California. He started shooting and developing black and white photography as a teenager with a Pentax K1000 and a darkroom provided by a local high school teacher. He has worked in photography, publishing and print media for nearly 20 years. His media portfolio includes art and production work with long standing publications including The Los Angeles Times and Backstage Magazine.
Eventually leaving the Mojave Desert where he grew up, he worked in various portrait studios and as a freelance photographer while attending college. After graduation, he took a job with the upstart The Los Angeles Times Magazine where he worked with an award winning art team. He now shoots on location and out of his studio in Pasadena.
Outside of photography, Jonathan is also a print artist with a particular passion for Van Dyke Brown prints made on an old Ikea desk converted into a UV light printer. Nature is his greatest inspiration and he is no stranger to living out of a tent for long periods in the southern Sierras. He is a UCLA alumnus and a collector of labor movement art.
I have been in the industry since 2013.