Author Profile: Jonathan


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:

Big Metal Ring with Rope and Chain

Permalink to Big Metal Ring with Rope and Chain By Jonathan | Published April 12, 2017

I think I’ve mentioned before that I hate thinking up titles for my photos. Unless it’s an obvious landmark or place I find it really hard to pick something that isn’t either completely pretentious sounding, or just a boring, literal description. In this case I opted for the latter.

How Much Is That Grasshopper in the Window?

Permalink to How Much Is That Grasshopper in the Window? By Jonathan | Published March 26, 2017

Sometimes I take a shot, and I’m convinced it’s going to be a throw away. Like this one. I snapped it without thinking too much, and I didn’t even look at it when I got home. But tonight I was going through my archives, doing one of my periodical clean-ups and I came across it […]

Making the Bed

Permalink to Making the Bed By Jonathan | Published March 25, 2017

I’ll be honest, I don’t really like making the bed. I mean, I’m just going to get back in and mess it up again, right? But I’m a married man now, which means that I do have to make the bed occasionally. Is it all worth it? Time will tell. Luckily, I rarely have to […]

Cat Schnozzle

Permalink to Cat Schnozzle By Jonathan | Published March 24, 2017

I love cats, I love every kind of cat, I just wanna hug all of them, but I can’t. Can’t hug every cat. Taking a close up picture of a cat’s nose is much easier than doing the same for a dog’s nose. Mostly because there is far less danger of ending up with slobber […]

May the Triforce Be With You

Permalink to May the Triforce Be With You By Jonathan | Published March 17, 2017

The best part about my wife’s new business is that every time she creates a new product, I get to take pictures of it! This is her mashup of Star Wars and The Legend of Zelda cross-stitch pattern, which is for sale at her store. I have an acquaintance with a love for 3D printing […]

Britannia Shipyard Building – Steveston, BC

Permalink to Britannia Shipyard Building – Steveston, BC By Jonathan | Published March 16, 2017

Rachelle and I decided to spend the afternoon in Steveston on the way to a craft brewery we wanted to check out. I managed to sneak my head in the doorway of the old shipbuilding, uh, building, just before they were closing up. So no annoying people around to get in the way! And just […]

My Struggle

Permalink to My Struggle By Jonathan | Published March 2, 2017

You may have heard that Donald Trump is literally Hitler. Of course, in the parlance of our times, literally literally means figuratively. Words don’t mean what they mean anymore, they mean whatever the barely literate liberal arts gender studies major with filthy rich parents who’s lecturing you about your “privilege” wants them to mean. Up […]

Chinatown Lamppost

Permalink to Chinatown Lamppost By Jonathan | Published February 21, 2017

This is a lamppost. It’s in Chinatown in Vancouver. I thought it looked cool, and there were no cars in the way, so I took a picture of it. And that’s all I have to say about that.

My Wife Makes Some Lyrical Junk

Permalink to My Wife Makes Some Lyrical Junk By Jonathan | Published February 17, 2017

My wife Rachelle has been hard at work for the past few months on something she’s wanted to do for a very long time: She’s launched her own jewellery and craft business. She’s creating and selling beautiful handmade items straight out of her own imagination. It’s called Lyrical Junk and you can find her website […]

Winter Prairie Moonrise

Permalink to Winter Prairie Moonrise By Jonathan | Published January 11, 2017

I was driving down the highway when I was suddenly surrounded by this amazing sky. I knew I wanted a picture but I knew by the time I got to a “good” area the moment would be gone. So I pulled off the road at the first opportunity. It was cold, extremely windy, and I […]

Green Eyed Lady

Permalink to Green Eyed Lady By Jonathan | Published January 3, 2017

She’s a lot plumper than her brother, but that doesn’t mean she’s any more likely to sit still for a photo. But it’s kind of fun trying to snag that shallow depth of field shot during those split second pauses.


Permalink to Monkey By Jonathan | Published January 2, 2017

At first glance, he may appear to be a cat. But he’s actually a monkey. A monkey who wonders why I’m pointing that big giant black thing at his face. He’s a good monkey.

Winter Wonder

Permalink to Winter Wonder By Jonathan | Published January 2, 2017

About once a decade things get really weird and we actually get snow here on the wet coast. That is, snow that sticks around for more than an hour before turning into a soggy, slushy mess. This year we’ve been especially fortunate. We’ve had almost a solid month of this bright, cheery, white winter in […]

Incinerator Rock

Permalink to Incinerator Rock By Jonathan | Published December 9, 2016

This is Incinerator Rock in Tofino, BC and it’s a lot bigger than it looks. Determined to place the island dead centre in my frame, I walked down the beach. And I walked… and I walked… and I walked… Every once in a while I’d stop and get my camera out, thinking for sure I […]