Like his works, Jon’s life thus far has been one interesting narrative after another. His works are colorful, thought-provoking, and they push the boundaries. Check his story out below.
Where are you from? Where have you been?
I was born in New Jersey in ‘68. Oh man, I’ve been around the world to a few places. My favorite place? Israel, most definitely Israel. There was a period when I made great money and had a choice to go anywhere in the world, and I just kept going back to Israel – six times in 10 years. I could not get enough of Israel. The light there is like nowhere else in the world. You just can’t take a bad photograph there.
How would you describe your visual style?
Color. Lots of color. Even in black and white. Dramatic, narrative-based images to evoke a thought, sort of to poke at you, make you think. I try to find icons that people can relate to. Composition is very important to me. Photography nowadays seems lost. It’s frustrating to find work that inspires me. . .