Portland YouthBuilders does powerful work, so getting to see the impact they have on a personal level was a privilege. One of their recent graduates, Juli, graciously told her story for the film. The imagery of leaves and trees throughout the video were filmed at the park where Juli “used to do her dirt,” as she describes it. Instead of simply portraying a specific place, the imagery is meant to bring a sense of life, growth, and change. Juli’s courage and determination is inspiring.
As an artist, Jonathan brings curiosity, expertise, and a collaborative spirit to every project he takes on. From weddings to editorial shoots to commercial projects, his approach is that of documentarian, a guide, and a friend all wrapped into one.