Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University, along with many years of commercial photography experience in architecture and interiors along with architectural product photography with KARANT+Associates, Inc., in Chicago. This was a great fit since he first studied interior architecture before deciding to pursue photography. Jonathan has also been an adjunct faculty member at Waubonsee Community College from 2007-2016, instructing students in digital photography, large format photography and studio lighting. From 2016/2019 he was the Photography Lab Coordinator at Waubonsee Community College where he is now the Information Technology Budget Coordinator. While operating his own photo and design business he developed web and print materials for businesses some being international, and developed graduate level course materials for global logistics, business ethics, project management and globalization.
He is now pursuing UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) photography and mapping possibilities. This along with other areas that UAS which can be applied to such industries as search and rescue, inspections, land surveying, construction progress, agricultural needs, the list is endless. Soon to be a licensed UAS pilot (with FAA Part 107) Jonathan is looking forward to all the possibilities that UAS photography will take him.