“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”[…]

New Project – Steampunk Portraits!

This is Steampunk Think Jules Verne…Victorian England…Wild, Wild West (the 60’s TV show with Robert Conrad and Ross Martin, or the 90’s remake with Will Smith). It’s typically realized as a mixture of relatively conservative vintage fashion with elements of the mechanical.  And I’m hooked on the look!  And, apparently, I’m not the only one. Read more about New Project – Steampunk Portraits![…]

Jonsi-Inspired Portrait Shoot with Ian

A little over a year ago, my friend and director of Masquer Ministries, Ian, introduced me to the music of Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson – lead singer of the Icelandic post-rock group, Sigur Rós.  I’ve been a fan ever since. Apart from his music, Jónsi had a particular look for his “Go” album tour that I thought could Read more about Jonsi-Inspired Portrait Shoot with Ian[…]

New Headshots for Masquer Ministries’ Christmas Production: “Traditions”

Hi Friends, Once again I’ve been privileged to photograph the dress rehearsal for Masquer Ministries’ Christmas production: “Traditions: A Performance Art Concert.” The show is a selection of familiar and not-so-familiar Christmas songs that will leave you wanting more! Truly a terrific way to get in the proper Christmas mindset. The show runs this weekend Read more about New Headshots for Masquer Ministries’ Christmas Production: “Traditions”[…]

“Job”: A Masquer Ministries Original Production

Hi Friends, Once again, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to intrude upon Masquer Ministries’ dress rehearsal to photograph the show.  I look forward to each new production, knowing that I’ll be among the first non-cast member to see it in its entirety. As a photographer, I find that I’m often so focused on getting Read more about “Job”: A Masquer Ministries Original Production[…]

Masquer Ministries Presents – “Risen” A performance art concert in celebration of Easter

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKEE709RLQI] Hi Friends, I was blessed this week to photograph the dress rehearsal for Masquer Ministries’ new Easter production: “Risen”, written by Ian Talbot and Clayton Prescott. The performance is a moving 2 hours of familiar hymns and contemporary music in celebration of Easter. I challenge you to experience it and not come away changed… Read more about Masquer Ministries Presents – “Risen” A performance art concert in celebration of Easter[…]

Masquer Ministries: New Cast Portraits

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL5mnvye3Ws] Hi Friends, I’m shooting the dress rehearsal for Masquers’ new Christmas production: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” tonight, but did some new cast portraits on Sunday.  Really happy with the way they turned out.  See the Animoto video above… The Christmas production runs three nights: December 4-6th (doors open at 7:00 PM).  This musical, Read more about Masquer Ministries: New Cast Portraits[…]

Headshots – Masquer Ministries

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I’ve been privileged to be able to photograph the dress rehearsals for Masquer Ministries: a phenomenal drama troupe that calls my church home base.  Well, they’re preparing for their Season’s Prelude fund raiser and needed headshots, so I had a chance Read more about Headshots – Masquer Ministries[…]

A few more photos from “One Voice”

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I realized after attending the “public” performance of One Voice opening night that there were a number of additional photos that I absolutely had to shoot from the audience POV. Ian, the director, kindly arranged to have the cast in make-up and costume EARLY prior to Saturday’s performance Read more about A few more photos from “One Voice”[…]

Masquer Ministries Presents-One Voice: A Drama for Easter

[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”49de7fbebdf5762a” width=”432″ height=”240″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] Hi Friends, I’ve been honored (and humbled) to be able to shoot the dress rehearsal of the last 4 or 5 productions of Masquer Ministries, a phenomenal drama troupe who make their home at our church in Anaheim.  Well, this week, I was able to get in the Read more about Masquer Ministries Presents-One Voice: A Drama for Easter[…]