Name: Jonah Gilmore
Company: Studio Rocket Science
Vehicle Information: '06 Toyota Prius
Who is "Jonah Gilmore"?
I shoot Fashion, Lifestyle, Advertising, Editorial, Commercial, Model Portfolio's, Lifestyle Glamour, etc, photo & video. I have been shooting professionally for the last 9 years and recently moved to the Dallas area a year ago from L.A.
I shoot on location as well as in Studio, and projects in Dallas, Texas, as well as L.A. & New York
Where are you from?
Currently, headquartered in Dallas, Texas; I grew up in the Northwest and was in SoCal since 2007.
Did you go to school to study photography?
I took all the photography courses available in Intermediate School, as well as workshops & have assisted a number of high profile photographers.
How did you get into photography?
Natural inclination, ability, talent & an eye for balance, light & detail. I had been in construction & project management for a number of years, and started my own photography studio in 2002.
How long have you been a photographer?
How would you describe your style?
I prefer to not have a style, not interested in my own style, but I am more interested in the style of my clients and what they are looking for, as well as what will be most effective and marketable for them. Some people say I have a "style", but that is simply a product of how I work and what I offer my clients. My own personal tastes are so varied, and constantly change, I never want to be doing the same thing for any length of time, I find that annoying.
What equipment and software do you use?
Canon 5d mII, a variety of lenses, strobe lights, modifiers, reflectors, stands, Macbook, Mac desktop, Photoshop, capture one, I have everything I need.
Where is your favorite location to shoot pictures?
I love on location, it generally requires the least amount of retouch time and I like the variety as well as potential challenge.
Are you a Mac or PC user?
Mac, but I also have a PC.
What has been your most memorable assignment?
I'm one of the only photographers allowed to shoot at the San Diego Zoo, did a fun magazine editorial in Laguna beach with a Lamborghini and drove it back up the coast to the dealership, also recently shot a lifestyle editorial with a Fisker Karma, I'm a fan of electric vehicles. One of the most fun shoots was an editorial at a dance club where I had a group of girls dancing and having fun for a Valentines article, I like to create fun. There are very few shoots & projects I have that are not a blast.
What would you say to other enthusiast photographers out there who aspire to become a great writer/photographer/videographer?
List your experiences and credentials:
Internationally & Nationally Published on an ongoing basis, A few past & current clients:
Paper City, Dallas
Lifestyle Beijing (Chinese)
Kismet International Magazine
La Mode Magazine
En Vie Fashion Magazine
Fort Worth Hotel Magazine
Fashion Chicago Magazine
Mad Methods Fitness
Model agencies I have & do work with are:
Shamon Freitas, San Diego
Envy model Management
Advertising work & Clients, (just a few):
Fisker Karma Automotive
Erin Cole Bridal
Sexy Lime Surf Co.
Executive Music Group
Newport Beach Film Festival
Dallas International Film Festival
Blue Door Boutique
W Hotel Dallas
Nylo Hotel Dallas
Abstract Method Marketing
Bob's Steak & Chop House
Hot Rock Jewelry
Molly B Bikinis
DeMarcus ware (Dallas Cowboys)
Jovany Bareto (American Idol)
America's Top Model
Newport Beach Lamborghini
Seabirds Organic Food
Lily Vasaelini Handbags
Life Enhancement Chiropractic
Happy & Healthy Magnetic Jewelry
The Dock Restaurant
MDot Design Studio
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Marriot
Art Meets Fashion
Timken Museum of Art
Masai Payan Couture
UNT Medical center
Mid Columbia Health Care
Sheila Northcutt Makeup Artistry
Rafael Marsail Makeup Artistry
San Diego Center for Children