Instagram addition

I am now signed on to Instagram. I have three handles. “focusintuitserendipity” is my main user name. You can find nature pictures, as well as architecture. And for my Street Photography you can find me at “jonlimagestreetphotos” and for fashion “jonleachfashion”.

our Environment and our future

Just wanted to bring to light some things I’ve been made aware of. Our planet is telling us that we need to take notice. Just like a patient and his doctor, the Trees and Oceans are voicing their concerns as to their future as well as ours. The oceans have lost almost 50 percent of reefs and that spells trouble for our food chain.

Also our trees are under attack from insects, disease as the temperature increases and killing trees that took hundreds of years to grow, can die in one short season. People need to realize that if our human species is to survive into 22d century we had better wake up and fast.

Please support this and others trying to save our planet for our children. And educate yourself on what can be done to change the way we live, ensuring a future for mankind. Jon

Photographers I bought books from

Pete Turner, David Muench, Ellen Von Unwerth, Herb Ritz, Ralph Gibson, Helmet Newton, Jerry Uelsmann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Farber, Robin Bowman, Sheila Metzner, Vivian Maier

I don't buy to many books anymore because of bookstore closers and availability to see the work, cost. I got into street photography after seeing images from Vivian Maier.  Jon

Art of Photography

After watching some of the artist series from Ted Forbes, I decided to put together some of my thoughts. 

I remember Joni Mitchell saying about Van Gogh, once he painted the image "Starry night" it was completed. Joni said "you can't do anything with it", where as a song you can play it differently every time you play it. With photography you can express the image in any kind of process/medium you would like. Meaning, if you wanted to show it ten years from now, on a different medium-you can do it. 

 Tom Wolf wrote in the "Painted word" in which he stated, that all you have to do is come up with a theory to legitimize your art. I try not to make it so complicated, just do what you want, as I have always done and hopefully it turns out interesting. 

What I don't like about present day photography, is the over-processed look. I don't understand why people are trying so hard to make the perfect image in post. It loses something, and seems deceitful, to say the least. Unless of course your honest about what your doing. I was extremely disappointed in Art Wolfe's adding more to his pictures, as if he ever needed to. I try only to improve shadows or sharpness so I can make it closer to what a person sees with their eyes. Unless I'm doing something new, in which case I would state that. Once in a while I will use a built in filter in lightroom for a different effect. 

                                                                                                                                                           Jon Leach