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About Me2019-11-15T13:42:31+00:00

THE REASON WHY

I fell in love with photography during my first black & white class at the age of 15.  The dream of exploring the world and sharing experiences through images excited me.  Happy to say 25 years later, it still does.  This site is designed to challenge myself with a 365 project, a space to organize collections and to connect with others that share the same passion.

Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson

THE BACKGROUND STORY

Grew up in Hendersonville, NC and I look back fondly on my childhood.  Graduated from the College of Charleston, love the school and the city.  After college I attended a summer intensive program at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.  Spent 6 months traveling around the U.S. through 10 different National Parks to indulge my fascination with landscape photography.  I couldn’t think of anything at the time that made me happier so I decided to chase a dream and make a living as a photographer.  Who needs money anyway?  Moved back to Charleston, helped run a photo lab and began shooting weddings. 

The Mountains kept calling, I finally paid attention.  Moved back to Hendersonville to create a photography and videography company.  Great experience running my own business.  Maintained relationships with clients over a decade.  But my idyllic vision was a life spent wandering around in the woods taking landscape photos.  The reality had turned into filming legal depositions and creating marketing pieces for small businesses.  Decided to pick up work with a childhood friend splicing fiber optic networks all over the country.  Met a great woman and decided traveling for work wasn’t the best case scenario.   

Decided to apply my marketing experience and local knowledge in real estate.  Went through Cumbie and Trull Real Estate School and became a Realtor.  Got married and relocated to West Asheville in 2015.  My better half’s work is in Burnsville so when she heads north, I’m typically working with clients in Buncombe and Henderson Counties.

SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION

I’m a Realtor® by profession and enjoy working with clients all over Western North Carolina.  The areas that I’m most familiar with are Hendersonville and Asheville.  If you’re looking for additional information on the area take a look at the community sites I’m creating.  HendersonvilleIsHome.com for my hometown and WestAVL.com for a niche market site around my neighborhood.  If you’re looking for properties you can take a look at current MLS/IDX websites or reach out, I’m happy to help.—Ok readibility score, fine-tune…

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
ANSEL ADAMS
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
ERNST HASS
“Black and white are the colors of photography. They symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is subjected.”
ROBERT FRANK