He Married a Mermaid One Fine Night…

A client that hired me to photograph his family reunion recently emailed about a much more intimate assignment – as videographer for an oral history project. I’ve been a videographer for years, everything from weddings to lectures and corporate content – naturally I was interested. Family stories shared at the reunion, I believe, gave him the idea … Continue reading He Married a Mermaid One Fine Night…

Rust and Dust… and Paint

Can’t help myself sometimes, I see a bit of rust and I smile. I love the earthy colors, the evolution of metal from black or grey to burnt sienna, red and orange. Funny thing is, I didn’t always like this near-orange color. Half a lifetime ago, a girlfriend in grad school worked up her masters … Continue reading Rust and Dust… and Paint

In the Old Hall

Some years back I worked on a music video shot in a mixed-use warehouse in Brooklyn. I handled playback – the music the band acted and reacted to in take after take. Different parts of the place were in various states of disrepair, repair and renovation. The section we were working in had several walls … Continue reading In the Old Hall

The Bachelorette Party

I’ve photographed weddings and engagement sessions, family reunions, and family portraits, profile photos for social media, and documentary evidence for legal proceedings. I’ve photographed real estate, restaurants, industrial products and bottles of wine. But up until recently, I’d not photographed a bachelorette party. But that wouldn’t stop this Catskills photographer… The bride-to-be’s sister found Jonathan … Continue reading The Bachelorette Party

Party of the Year?

I love some surprises. This was one of them. Months ago I booked a Friday afternoon family reunion for Labor Day weekend. Orthodox families will book me for the hours leading up to the Sabbath. Saturdays are off limits for them, and Sundays are often travel days – though sometimes we squeeze sessions right before … Continue reading Party of the Year?