WHERE FOR SOME FAMILY ACTIVITIES THAT THEY WERE BROUGHT UP WITH WERE TEDIOUS, JONO COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF IT. BORN AND RAISED IN LOS ANGELES, JONO ALWAYS HAD AN ARTISTIC SIDE WITH DRAWING, PAINTING OR SOMETHING ELSE. A GOOD CHARACTERISTIC WHEN BEING BORN IN A FAMILY THAT IS A HUGE SUPPORTER OF THE ARTS. WHILE GROWING UP JONO WAS INVOLVED IN COUNTLESS CONTESTS, CLASSES AND SEMINARS AND SIMPLY COULDN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT. TO THIS DAY HE STILL HAS BOOKS OF DRAWINGS OF IDEAS HE ONCE HAD AND STILL HOPE TO REALIZE.
Growing up Jono got himself a small point and shoot camera which he used on his friends and himself. Always experimenting with photography and post production manipulations. But it wasn't until after high school that he really got himself hooked on Photoshop. He made it his mission to love and breath the intricate photo retouch program, searched and found many online tutorials and learned the ins and outs all by himself.
After Jono tried every single art class in his local community college that he could possible subscribe to, a friend of his suggested to go into photography as a career choice. Already being interested and inspired by photography and video, Jono decided to give it a try and it wasn't for long that he truly fell in love with it. This time he really learned how to use a camera and get the best results from it. He studied the possibilities of using light as a source and slowly developed his own style based on his drawings and inspirations.
Before Jono got involved in photography he did a lot of acrylic painting. He was passionate about painting bodies and the anatomy of the human body. Once photography took over a large part of his life, he did realize that he missed the creative painting part and started to intertwine it with his photography. This stood as base for the creation of his colourful dark series, which complements every part of the subjects body by giving it a beautiful vivid display. The work he did with Walter Delmar is a wonderful example of this unique style, which can only ne described as painting with light.
Walter Delmar was born in Sacramento and went to college in San Francisco for Actin & Holistic Health. After that he moved south, to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Currently he works as a roducer for the web TV show Hey Qween, a chat show with LGBT stars similar to Ellen or Chelsea Handler. But Walter is a creative spirit and does more than just that. He also works as a DJ, he write and acts and performance as a go-go dancer. Walter has acted in various films such as Pornography A Thriller, Benjamin Button and Vampire Boys and will be featuring in the upcoming film The Caretakes of Cook County. Walter Delmar is a creative centipede and the perfect model for Jono's stylistic colorful photography. –BM-
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