Jon is an award-winning editorial, commercial and fine art photographer and writer. He covers photography assignments for advertising agencies, Fortune 500 companies, national and international media outlets and editorial publications, including People Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Advisor, Entrepreneur, American Scientific, Getty Images, Stifel Nicolaus, Edward Jones, HBO, Boys and Girls Town.
Jon specializes in Business, Editorial, Family and Pet Portrait Photography, bringing his unique and sometimes quirky style to each photo session. He also shoots a variety of general on-site photography for brochures, websites, print ads and more.
His fine art photography focuses on his various personal passions - vintage cars and muscle cars, architecture, trains, motorcycles, landscapes and cityscapes.
Strongly influenced by celebrated and groundbreaking photographers like Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugene Atget, Lewis Hine, Man Ray, as well as painters and sculptors Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, da Vinci, and many others, his own style began to take shape, influencing both his commercial photography and fine art photography work. And once he discovered classic portrait photographers Irving Penn and Yousuf Karsh, he knew portrait photography would be the focus of his commercial work. His sometimes-quirky personality, dedicated work ethic and unique photographic style, has made him a sought-after portrait photographer nationally, as well as in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.
His fine art photography hangs in private collections and has been shown at various art shows and galleries.
Not to be pigeonholed into one particular style, Jon uses a variety of photographic techniques and equipment, including hand-manipulated Polaroids, 4x5 camera transfers, landscapes and cityscapes, plastic cameras, traditional B&W and infrared films, digital and more.
“I’ve never agreed with the philosophy that a photographer should solely concentrate on one style, and that’s all they shoot and that's all they show. We all have multiple interests, personalities, emotions and moods, perspectives and viewpoints, those should all be reflected in, and be a part of your work. I’m fairly mercurial and my photography probably reflects that.”
Jon lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife and kids. He can be contacted directly to schedule a portrait session or to answer questions in regards to fine art print purchases.
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