Jon Gordon has been a commercial, editorial and fine art photographer for over twenty-five years. His early work with manipulated Polaroid photographs, led to his inclusion in many national exhibitions, and a grant from the Polaroid Corporation. Los Angeles Magazine referred to his work as "impressionistic gems" and named him one of ten California photographers that "the smart money has already endorsed." Jon's work is included in numerous private, museum and corporate collections, including the Polaroid Collection, and the collections of Bank of America and Chase Manhattan Bank. He has had two solo exhibitions at the Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California.
Jon brings a deep and abiding sense of empathy to his portrait work, concerned not just with surface appearances, but with that which resides within each of his subjects. His photographs capture a wide range of human emotions, from thoughtful to whimsical
Whether working with people, the natural environment, or inanimate objects, Jon's photographs are characterized by a strong sense of design and visual playfulness. He seeks to capture moments of singular beauty, or invent unseen worlds hidden just below the surface.
Jon lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, singer-actress Maripat Davis, and their son Patrick.