It’s a beautiful & fortunate experience when your business grows, especially when you have the right people working alongside you. This is certainly the case for Finch Photo. I am thrilled to announce an addition to our Finch Photo team, Jon Moore, Associate Photographer. It’s possible that you’ll never meet a nicer gentleman than Jon Moore. His winsome & ever-positive personality immediately made an impact on Finch Photo clients. Rarely do you find someone so gregarious & easy to relate to. And on the photography side, he is rare blend of technical precision & inventiveness. The mix results in a beautiful outcome. And let’s face it, he can rock a bow-tie like few can. Growing up in East TN, Jon has seemingly always had a knack for all things creative. After graduating high-school, he attended Watkins College of Art & Design in Nashville, before moving back East. And for much of 2014, Jon has been Ben’s main assistant photographer & has quickly assumed the position of Associate Photographer & Photo Editor. His work is a beautiful blend of both digital & analog/film photography. And we dare you to find someone who can speak with as much camera gear knowledge as this fella… and cars, music, and pretty much anything for that matter. He’s practically a walking “Jeopardy” show. Ha.
Finch Photo is honored to have Jon as part of our team & we know you’ll love his work as much as we do. His entry wedding package is a perfect fit for many couples & his Commercial photography portfolio makes him an excellent & economical choice for businesses both large & small. Here are a few photos in the courtyard of the one & only, Jon Moore.
I, Ben, interviewed Jon to help us all get to know him better. I knew he was creative but was curious about his background in arts. He said, “Some of my best memories growing up was trying to draw everything in front of me. Who knew that I could of just done that with a camera? Before I entered the photography world in 2009, I was designing websites and logos for local bands in the East Tennessee area in and after high school. My skills eventually landed me some scholarships for Watkins College of Art Design and Film in Nashville, TN where I was going to study graphic design. Since I already had a knack for design, I changed my major to photography after the first semester and have been loving it ever since!”
What is your favorite food?
Wedding food! But other than that, it’s either shrimp po’ boys or yellow chicken curry.
Favorite Movie of All Time?
Samsara. It’s a non-narrative, documentary type film that depicts different cultures and landscapes around the world in a beautiful way.
Name 5 Songs on your Current Playlist:
Prince – Purple Rain; Hall and Oates – Private Eyes; Fleetwood Mac – Dreams; a-ha – Take On Me; Radiohead – Karma Police
Five Bucket List Items:
Build my own house, direct a feature film, explore Scandinavia in an old Land Rover, set a world record for something, deep sea fishing.
Describe your Photo Style:
For my personal work, I tend to shoot straight on, centered environmental portraits. I love meeting new people and learning about their lives which usually affects how my photos turn out! I also have a love for street photography which goes hand in hand.
The one photographer that keeps me coming back for more is a man named Benoit Paille. He was the real inspiration for me even before I started taking photos. His work ranges from alternative landscapes to very conceptual portrait work that keeps me interested all the time.
Dream Photoshoot Location:
An easily accessible lake with a big rooted tree, fog, moss, boulders, forest, and a mountain in the background. That has to be somewhere, right?
Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?
I would like to be publishing different books of my various work ranging from how-to guides to collectives of work that I’ll have built up by that time. I would also love to travel and do documentary freelance work for different companies.
And a quick snippet of some of Jon’s recent wedding work.
And here are a few recent Commercial photography projects taken by Jon for Tennessee Wesleyan College.
While you’re at it, connect with Jon on Instagram to follow his adventures: @jontakesphotos