In the first of our ‘Meet the Artist’ features, we’re introducing our first ever cARTridges artist, Jon from Decisive Moment Photography. His beautiful landscape shots are currently brightening up our reception area and social media feeds.
How did you get into photography?
I got into photography when I was given my first 35mm film camera by a relative before a family holiday. I took photos of everything and anything, but it was the aspect of getting the film developed and then seeing what my photos looked like that made me want to take more and more.
What inspires you?
I’d say the thing that inspires me is actually the reason my page is called Decisive Moment Photography: the book The Mind’s Eye by Henri Cartier-Bresson, which was one of the first books recommended to me on my photography course. The decisive moment refers to capturing an event that is ephemeral and spontaneous, where the image represents the essence of the event itself. Basically, I’m constantly trying to capture that moment every time I go out taking photos.
What’s your favourite subject to photograph, and why?
My favourite subject to photograph would be either sunrises, as I enjoy capturing the unique lighting and colours that can last for only a few moments, or taking travel photos and exploring a new city or countryside with fresh eyes.
What would you love the chance to photograph?
I’d honestly love to travel some more and revisit some countries I’ve been to and explore some more. Ranging from something natural like the Aurora Borealis, or even urban shots in a famous city.
How can people purchase your work?
I’m currently in the process of making an Etsy store to sell my work. Until that’s up and running, if anyone is interested in buying prints of my work they can contact me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.