The Faces of Freedom Project – Orange Field of Valor 2018

The Faces of Freedom Project Portraits I had the privilege once again to create portraits of a number of veterans for The Faces of Freedom Project at the 2018 Field of Valor at Handy Park in Orange, CA.  It was a beautiful Fall day – in a gorgeous location, surrounded by a field of 1776 American flags Read more about The Faces of Freedom Project – Orange Field of Valor 2018[…]

The Faces of Freedom Project – Oakmont of Orange

The Faces of Freedom Project Portraits I received a call about two weeks ago from Shiela at Oakmont Senior Living Community in Orange, CA.  They wanted to do something special for their veteran residents for Veterans Day, and wondered if I would be able to bring the Faces of Freedom Project to their lovely facility Read more about The Faces of Freedom Project – Oakmont of Orange[…]

“Like My Father Before Me: A Star Wars Story”

I am blessed to be surrounded by amazingly-talented people: my wife and kids, friends, students.  They all have unique and wonderful creative gifts. So, recently, one of these very gifted creatives, Matthew Charles Hall, reached out to me with a project proposal. The conversation went something like this: Matt: “Hey Jon.  I’m directing a Star Wars Read more about “Like My Father Before Me: A Star Wars Story”[…]

The Faces of Freedom Project – Patriots and Paws Hometown Heroes Car Show 2018

The Faces of Freedom Project Veterans Portraits Patriots and Paws Hometown Heroes 2018 I had the privilege once again to create portraits of a number of veterans for The Faces of Freedom Project at the 2018 Patriots and Paws Hometown Heroes car show.  It was a beautiful Fall day – in a gorgeous location, surrounded by Read more about The Faces of Freedom Project – Patriots and Paws Hometown Heroes Car Show 2018[…]

Recovering Fujifilm FP100C Negatives – Step-By-Step

I get a lot of inquiries about how I recover my Fujifilm FP100C negatives for digitizing / scanning.  There are numerous videos online that show that process –that’s how I learned — and I’ve taken a bit from several different sources and refined my own technique.   First – a bit of background.  Fujifilm FP100C Read more about Recovering Fujifilm FP100C Negatives – Step-By-Step[…]

Faces of Freedom Project Veterans Portraits-Field of Valor 2017

The Faces of Freedom Project Portraits I had the privilege once again to create portraits of a number of veterans for The Faces of Freedom Project at the 2017 Field of Valor at Handy Park in Orange, CA.  It was a beautiful Fall day – in a gorgeous location, surrounded by a field of 1776 American flags Read more about Faces of Freedom Project Veterans Portraits-Field of Valor 2017[…]

Film Photos from Huntington Beach Civil War Days

Seems to be the season for Civil War re-enactment in Southern California!  And this weekend, Huntington Beach Central Park in Orange County, California, was the place to be.  Folks came from all over the country for this annual event. The weekend included concerts by Civil War bands playing period-authentic instruments, mock battles, the Gettysburg address delivered Read more about Film Photos from Huntington Beach Civil War Days[…]

Civil War Portraits

I met and photographed Howell at a recent Civil War Days event at the Heritage Museum of Orange County.  Howell plays a circa 1870 Lenhart left-handed tuba, and became interested in Civil War re-enactment via an introduction to a group through Tuba Christmas.  I found him with several members of a military band who were warming up when Read more about Civil War Portraits[…]

Photos from the 14th Factory Art Installation

  Engaging in Art I recently had the opportunity to “participate in” the 14th Factory art installation: a multi-media art and documentary experience by British artist Simon Birch.  The 14th Factory experience takes place in a repurposed bakery in downtown Los Angeles, and involves a series of video, sculpture, painting and performance exhibits. Photography is encouraged, so I took both the Read more about Photos from the 14th Factory Art Installation[…]

The Falcon Has Landed! (Working with Film from the Apollo 15 Moon Mission)

I recently had the amazing opportunity to work with some very interesting historical media. A retired NASA engineer friend contacted me having found a box of photographic films in his desk drawer.  Turns out the box contained two partial rolls and several cut slides of 70mm film from the 1971 Apollo 15 mission!  What a Read more about The Falcon Has Landed! (Working with Film from the Apollo 15 Moon Mission)[…]