Growing up in landlocked Colorado, Jon got certified to dive at age 12 but dove relatively infrequently during family vacations until 2015 when he moved to California. Over the next 3 years, he developed a strong passion for photographing the ocean and its inhabitants, diving several times a month in the temperate waters Monterey, California. He currently is living with his girlfriend in Mexico and exploring the amazing nearby wonders of the Pacific and Caribbean.
Jon's images have been awarded in numerous competitions and have been published a variety of places. You can see the full list here.
Jon is a member of the Kraken Sports Pro Team and uses their high-quality optics and accessories for making his images.
When he is not underwater taking photos, Jon runs his own mechanical engineering consulting firm. He has designed moon rovers, earth observation satellites, delivery robots, autonomous vehicles and a number of other complex robotic systems. Using his engineering skills, he has designed and fabricated several tools for his underwater photography.
Contact Jon for small group workshops, prints, licensing, or collaboration .
Photo Credit: Mike Chalup/Backscatter/NCUPS (top), Michael Alyono (bottom)