Images copyright Jonathan Thorpe. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
For most of us, when we think about our favorite restaurant, the experiences we enjoy the most start with the cuisine, followed by consistency in the quality and flavors of what we order on each visit. Each significant encounter has a solid foundation anchored in the restaurant's chef. Now and then, we meet a chef who, no matter what the cuisine, the food is always terrific.
"Chef" Jonathan Thorpe joins us this month, and he's no stranger to the SkipCohenUniversity blog and serving up spectacular dishes. But he does have a signature - he's a storyteller, and regardless of the subject matter, his images cause you to pause and savor the moments he captures.
This month, Jonathan's "dishes" were captured with Tamron's 17-70mm F2.8 lens. From the power of a portrait to action on a bike trail to ringside, each image has a story, causing us to linger just a little longer, wondering about the subject and the artist who created the photograph.
Camera: Fuji X-H2
Location: Alexandria, VA
Jonathan talked about an essential key ingredient in his thought process - thinking about the sound each image makes. And while it might sound a little off-track, listen to the podcast because he explains it so well. As he explained, I had this "Ah-Ha" moment where it became so clear.
Chef Jonathan needs to be on your radar. Click on any of his featured images to visit his website. And make sure you check out his galleries. He's the ultimate storyteller and focuses just as much on his subject as what the viewer will see and feel later.
Make sure you take the time to look at his tearsheets section, too. You'll be surprised how often you might have already seen his work. And remember to follow him on Instagram!
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.