Jon uses a large format camera to create Wetplate 
Collodion Images, which are images developed on 
plates of blackened steel and made light sensitive 
with silver nitrate.  This process dates to the 1850’s.  
He creates portraits that look like they're right out 
of the 1800’s with a modern feel!  
Jon’s love of photography dates to when he was 
a boy accompanying his father (whom was a 
painter that would photograph nature scenes 
for later reference when he painted his works) 
on various photo shoots. He obtained his first camera 
at the age of eleven which was a Pentax K1000 with 
one lens. This first camera would go on to serve as 
his “go-to” tool for his early work.  Along side his 
father, he learned the core essential skills that 
would serve him well in the photography world for the 
next 30 years.
Jon continues to do professional photography work, 
teach photography and offers Wetplate Workshops!