Talented photographer Jonathon Smith
has a super interesting portfolio of dreamy, youthful and nostalgic shots. Get to know the Toronto based artist in our quick interview.
When did you first pick up a camera?
I’ve always liked taking photos, but I became serious about photography 2 years ago. I started taking photos of my feet dangling off rooftops, as well as on the top of bridges, as those types of photos were in. Although now I’m realizing that I’m fortunate to be alive since I could’ve slipped and died.
Which camera/s do you you use?
A lot of analogue and some digital, honestly whatever works. People always ask what camera I use but I think it really doesn’t matter. It’s important to look at your needs and decide what suits you best.
Like anything in the world, photography has its fashions and trends. What gives an image longevity in your eyes?
If I can relate to the image. Everything is subjective.
“People always ask what camera I use but I think it really doesn’t matter. It’s important to look at your needs & decide what suits you best.”
Favorite photo motive?
Taking photos of friends and cute girls in my free time.
What, besides photography draws your interest?
Filmmaking and travelling. I’m hoping to do more of both this year.
What are you spending your money on?
Film and Ubers.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Its right by the Canadian Rockies.