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Simply stated—Jonathan Penney
is a world-class Master Printmaker.
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An award-winning photographer
& best-selling author of
10 photography books.
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Here at Jonathan Penney, Inc. we have lived, grown, and prospered through collaboration as it is at the heart of the photographer/printmaker relationship. Through collaboration the printmaker better understand the needs of the photographer, thereby naturally becoming a better resource to meet those needs. Through collaboration the photographer gets to know the capabilities of the printmaker and begins to shoot with a fuller understanding of the entire process. The result for the photographer is a broader more creative vision, the possibilities of a more distinctive style, and a more successful business.
We both have tightly defined styles that we bring to the process; Jonathan has been heavily influenced by years on the “output” side as a printmaker, Greg’s style springs out of his long career as a photographer, artist, and writer. One of the things we have observed in our several years working together has been a mutual expansion of our individual vision, a sort of synergy in which our creative pursuits together result in outcomes we would not have produced alone. It has been very exciting as we have learned from each other while momentarily working in each other’s style; then, we come back to our own roots with an entirely new direction to move forward. This collaboration in vision and technique continues on in an endless cycle.
Together we are now working towards something new, fresh, and visually inviting. We are also working with the lofty goal of profoundly impacting the teaching of photographic art through a three-step process. Just as it takes vision to capture a good photograph—it takes vision to know what “direction” to take the image when editing. Then, once you have a vision for that “direction” you must know editing techniques to make the image match your intent. Our simple, yet challenging goal is to teach these three things in a way that profoundly impacts the success and satisfaction of photographers.
For many, photography is a career used to make a living. For others it is a fun hobby. And—for a growing numbers it is a process that they live to do—all with the goal of creating their next favorite piece of art. Our dual objectives are to be considered as the printmaker of choice to those who really care about the printed form of photography. And—we hope to become an unusually valuable educational source of knowledge that can be used by you to get more out of your photography, whatever your goals might be.
We look forward to collaborating with you…