Meet Jonathan Spooner
Posted on October 19 2016
What's it like living in Vancouver ?
Living in Vancouver is the perfect combination of city and outdoor life. I'm lucky enough to be able to ride my bike to our office in downtown Vancouver, but also be able to drive twenty minutes to some of the best skiing and mountain biking around. The weather in British Columbia is always changing which lends itself to a beautiful backdrop for both photography and cinematography.
What gets you out of bed every morning ?
In my line of work, storytelling is the basis of what I set out to accomplish. Whether it be through images or a more in depth look through cinematography, I am driven by the creative process that each story possesses. The idea of future opportunities and stories is what drives me out of bed every day. I am addicted to what I have not seen or experienced…… yet.
When did you pick up photography ?
I picked up photography / cinematography during my first year in high school. Photography crossed over into my other hobbies like snowboarding and biking and finally I started to branch out and shoot portraits. I began building a portfolio just for fun while starting school in the medical field. After a year I knew that path wasn't rightly for me and I applied to Emily Carr University of Art and Design for photography.
Where is your favorite place to travel to?
I love to travel to the places that will wow me visually. Hawaii's beaches and tropical aspects attract me a lot, but I find myself exploring what British Columbia has to offer often than not. I have been here for eight years and still find myself setting out to find something I have not yet seen or experienced.
That's a good question. The last two years has been a whirlwind of excitement and adventures. I go to work never knowing where it will take me. As a young professional, the best advice I can give is to find a job that doesn't feel like a job. Do something that makes you happy to get up every day. In the near future, I would like to direct and shoot my own short movie and work from there. I'm also a sucker for film I would love to do a photography show entirely from the film and polaroids I've shot. Oh and travel, a lot.