Hi, I'm Jonothan and I create food, product, interior and lifestyle images for clients ranging from small internet retailers to large companies like Jacuzzi and Kaiser Permenente. I started taking pictures in High School. I still remember, and probably have packed away somewhere, the first image that made me fall in love with photography. Walking on the beach one day I was looking at the brilliantly bright sand and the rocks embedded in it and thinking it would make an interesting image if it was printed really dark and moody, so I underexposed some images and took them to the local drive through photo finisher and asked for their "Pro" processing. I hoped that they would print the images as I shot them and not try to lighten them up to look "normal". When they came back exactly like what was in my head I was hooked. I attended San Diego State University, studying to become a lawyer and a politician in the hope of making the world a better place. My first photo instructors told me I should be a photographer. I thought it was a crazy idea, but I spent the next few years studying art and photography and then went into assisting a big production shooter in LA. That "crazy idea" has turned into a long career as a successful shooter. I now live in the San Francisco Bay area with my parrot, Charlie, and two guitars, music being my most recent obsession.