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Daily Inspiration: Meet Jonathan Logan

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jonathan Logan.

Hi Jonathan, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
Hi, my name is Jonathan Logan. I became a photographer 4 years ago. My decision to become a photographer was based on two events. The first event was two trips I took to Berlin in 2016 and 2017.

During my trips, I visited many museums. One museum, in particular, was dedicated to the work of photographer Helmut Newton. Seeing a museum that focused exclusively on photography left a strong impression on me. Helmut Newton would later become one of my biggest influences as a photographer.

The second event that influenced my decision to become a photographer was Instagram. One day, I discovered this Instagram account that was filled with photos shot on film. Many of the Instagram accounts I came across featured photos shot with digital cameras. The more I visited the analog film account the more I found myself preferring it over the digital photo accounts I was seeing.

One day, I reached out to the owner of this analog film account. I let them know that I liked their photos and they suggested I buy an analog camera myself. When I came home from my 2017 Berlin trip I bought my first analog camera. I’ve been using film and analog cameras ever since.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
For the most part, my time as a photographer has been pretty smooth. The only obstacles I’ve run into are people canceling last minute and people not paying me. Other than the above-mentioned things I can’t really complain.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
As a photographer, I focus on portraiture. I concentrate on portraiture for two reasons. The first is for aesthetic reasons. When I look at the work of photographers that influence me I find myself gravitating to portrait photographers. I think this is partly why I do portrait photography.

The other reason I do portrait photography is for therapeutic reasons. In my personal life, I deal with social anxiety and self-esteem problems. These issues are related to my dealings with people.

Because I’m a portrait photographer I deal with other people on a regular basis. Through photography, I can confront my fear and anxiety related to other people in a healthy artistic way.

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
Luck has definitely played a part in my business. There have been times where subjects have reached out to me based on past work or word of mouth.

Contact Info:

  • Email: jonathanchazlogan@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @broke_homie_jon

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