Author Profile: Jonathan Timar


Hello, I’m Jonathan. Welcome to In the Limelight, my little slice of the web. Here I showcase my photography and blog about creativity, travel, and personal development. I also offer various creative services.

I live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia with the love of my life, Rachelle. When I am not taking pictures or geeking out at my computer I enjoy cycling, cooking and reading novels until the wee hours of the morning.

In 2013 I participated in The Ride to Conquer Cancer and cycled from Vancouver to Seattle. Together with my team we raised over $500,000 dollars for cancer research.

I am always looking to connect with other like-minded people.

Posts by Jonathan Timar:

Madison, Wisconsin State Capitol

Permalink to Madison, Wisconsin State Capitol By Jonathan Timar | Published June 23, 2017

I only got to spend a single evening in Madison, Wisconsin, but from what I saw it was a very charming little city. If Wikipedia is to be believed (and it often isn’t), Madison is one of the safest cities in America, with almost Canadian levels of crime and murder. It also has a very […]

Pokemon Benches

Permalink to Pokemon Benches By Jonathan Timar | Published June 22, 2017

Pokemon is quite popular in Japan. I know, surprising, right? This particular scene was just across the street from a Yodobashi Camera store. Oh how I miss Yodobashi Camera. A big box store that has actually has everything, not just the baseline consumer models that can be easily sold to the masses (with an extended […]

Rachelle at Granville Island

Permalink to Rachelle at Granville Island By Jonathan Timar | Published June 17, 2017

I don’t think I could ever get tired of photographing this beautiful woman. Sometimes she’s a reluctant model, but she always humours me and my photographer ways. Just another day at Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.

My First Film Failure

Permalink to My First Film Failure By Jonathan Timar | Published June 14, 2017

The photos that illustrate this post are bad. I’ll explain exactly why at the end. It’s no secret that film photography is experiencing a resurgence over the past few years. It’s moved beyond just the hipster “Lomographer” crowd, more and more photographers are rediscovering film or, in some cases, discovering it for the first time. […]

Uninviting Door, Tokyo Japan

Permalink to Uninviting Door, Tokyo Japan By Jonathan Timar | Published June 13, 2017

One thing that is rare (as far as I saw) in Tokyo compared to western cities is grime and graffiti. The most common form of vandalism seems to be stickers, which are mostly funny and entertaining rather than obnoxious and crude. So slightly grimy places like this really stand out, especially compared to places like […]

Hatagaya Drycleaner

Permalink to Hatagaya Drycleaner By Jonathan Timar | Published June 6, 2017

Here’s another shot of Hatagaya, our home in Tokyo. am actually very conflicted about this image. One the one hand I love that I got the dry-cleaner himself in the shot. On the other hand, The chaos of it kind of makes my brain hurt; I just wish those banners weren’t there. But, on the […]

Malcolm’s Headshot

Permalink to Malcolm’s Headshot By Jonathan Timar | Published May 30, 2017

Unlike his other half, Cassandra, Malcolm is pretty much 100% goof, and that’s why the first headshot below is my favourite. Still, if you’re persistent, you can coax a normal smile out of him… Or even get him to keep a straight face…

Cassandra’s Headshot

Permalink to Cassandra’s Headshot By Jonathan Timar | Published May 30, 2017

I’m taking a little break from posting pictures from Japan to share a few I took of some very cool people, Malcolm and Cassandra. They are an old married couple (going on two years now), so we took a few couple shots, and some headshots/portraits individually. Here’s my favourite headshot of Cassandra. And here’s a […]

Akihabara Store

Permalink to Akihabara Store By Jonathan Timar | Published May 24, 2017

This is just a small section of a cool looking and chaotic storefront in Akihabara, Tokyo. The visual was only part of the experience, there was also very interesting music blaring, and comical rotating figurines nearby. I’ll show you some of that once I finish learning my way through Adobe Premiere… There is absolutely no […]

Akihabara – Tokyo, Japan

Permalink to Akihabara – Tokyo, Japan By Jonathan Timar | Published May 22, 2017

You know what I love about Akihabara? It looks cool no matter what time of day it is. So if you’re travel schedule means you can only get there in the mid afternoon, it’s okay. You can still take good photos. And that’s pretty much my main criteria for whether I enjoy a place when […]

Guard Tower at Tokyo Imperial Palace

Permalink to Guard Tower at Tokyo Imperial Palace By Jonathan Timar | Published May 13, 2017

One thing that surprised me about Japan is how frequently I encountered places that were not very photographer friendly. Japan is camera crazy, they basically own the modern photographic industry, and the number of people you see walking around with cameras (not just phones) there is way beyond anything you’d see in Canada. But there […]

Canal Near Akihabara

Permalink to Canal Near Akihabara By Jonathan Timar | Published May 13, 2017

Just a few steps away from busy Akihabara, you’ll find this pretty area with a canal running through it. And that’s how it is all over Tokyo. It’s a crowded megalopolis, but you’re never more that a few blocks away from somewhere peaceful and serene.

Akihabara Side Street

Permalink to Akihabara Side Street By Jonathan Timar | Published May 11, 2017

One very cool thing about Tokyo is the juxtaposition you encounter nearly everywhere. Even in flashy Akihabara you’ll find quiet little side streets like this one. I had to be really patient and wait for just the right moment with this one. A big struggle I had in Tokyo was how chaotic everything can be, […]