Night picture editor for Ohio's largest daily newspaper, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. Lots of florals, obviously. Share my orchid photos with the Cleveland Botanical Garden, which uses them extensively to promo their yearly show.
Create soundtracks for Plain Dealer / cleveland.com Web projects. See a sample here:
Here's another example, more upbeat:
- Getty Images Call for Artists 401,629 photos, 103,577 members
- VISUAL ARTS!! 137,835 photos, 8,146 members
- Lorain County Metro Parks - Ohio 1,010 photos, 58 members
- Flickr Ideas 1 photo, 11,261 members
- Publish My Flowers 232 photos, 115 members
- Cleveland Botanical Garden Photographers 231 photos, 27 members
- Passionately Pink for the Cure 65,368 photos, 12,844 members
- BPP - !!! PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK - !!! 2,317 photos, 272 members
- The Bold Flower (Invitation Only) 19,473 photos, 3,359 members
- Top 20 Flowers 18 photos, 1,111 members
- Flickr's Fantastic Flowers (3F) - please comment! 54,851 photos, 6,216 members
- KALISH 2007 72 photos, 1 member
- Northeast Ohio Sunsets 868 photos, 105 members
- d r e a m s c a p e s 536,216 photos, 21,076 members
- Ohio, On Assignment 49 photos, 13 members
- Lorain Top 20 116 photos, 23 members
- Fotografia Experimental 12,759 photos, 751 members
- The best photographers! (invitation only) 71 photos, 41 members
- flower on white (3 a day-TAG:floweronwhite) 989 photos, 268 members
- Ohio lighthouses 1,063 photos, 152 members
- Great Lakes lighthouses 11,444 photos, 822 members
- International Exposition 2007: CONFINI / BOUNDARIES April 13th 466 photos, 856 members
- FRIDAY FAVS 280 photos, 55 members
- poinsettia / weihnachtsstern 588 photos, 177 members
- jon fobes | some of my favorites 2 photos, 1 member
- Old but Gold.....Pix (Invited images) 487 photos, 307 members
- GreatPix 1-2-3 5,871 photos, 408 members
- Favorite Pictures 145,398 photos, 7,079 members
- Outstanding Shots - Invite Only 21,016 photos, 8,374 members
- GUTEN TAG!(Classy Photos by invite only) 7,463 photos, 1,679 members
- A Place For Portraits 219,257 photos, 5,575 members
- Micro-Nikkor 22,451 photos, 1,121 members
- Kris Kros Contacts 142,405 photos, 3,994 members
- E X P O S U R E 129 photos, 339 members
- Fleur Noir 1,469 photos, 226 members
- Excellence in Floral Photography_INVITED IMAGES ONLY 32,507 photos, 7,347 members
- Spectacular Skyscapes--invited images only--tag: SpecSky 587 photos, 300 members
- Gazanias 2,005 photos, 315 members
- DAYLILIES GALORE - The Magic of Hemerocallis 5,944 photos, 420 members
- Animal Kingdom (YOUR IMAGE MUST HAVE AN INVITE) 21,589 photos, 5,649 members
- I LOVE IT (post 1 award 3) 44,300 photos, 1,713 members
- etravus Contacts (Your Newest Best Image Only) 4,868 photos, 446 members
- Oberlin: Town/College/Conservatory 667 photos, 108 members
- Plants in b&w and monochrome. 10,879 photos, 875 members
- Let's celebrate summer! 2,511 photos, 180 members
- Exposure Cleveland! 1,704 photos, 434 members
- Spectacular Landscapes-invited images only :-) 13,583 photos, 8,463 members
- Mother's Day 2006 101 photos, 69 members
- Dogwood 2,392 photos, 565 members
- tulipworld 20,706 photos, 2,829 members
Jeff Clow says:
"Jon is an extremely talented photographer - and one quick look through his photostream will confirm that fact. He has the artist's eye and it shows in his use of color and composition.
But what you might not know is that this talented man is also a generous member of the Flickr community who takes the time and makes the effort to praise other's works here on a regular basis.
Flickr is a better place because Jon is involved here, and I'm proud to call him a friend..."
December 31st, 2006
joey kennedy says:
"What a pleasure it was meeting Jon! Such a talented person and alot of kindness to go with it. Your work is amazing and a big THANK YOU for your expense and hard to work to make it happen. I will call on you some day in the future for more shows!!! REALLY OUTSTANDING WORK AND PRESENTATION at your EXPOSURE Jon! THANK YOU!"
August 13th, 2006
Lida Rose says:
"I have wanted to write a testimonial for Jon for some time. His work is important to me as it inspires, instructs and is a joy to see.
His technical skills as a photographer are superb and enviable. His range of topics are interesting. But I feel his most important contribution is his work in flower photography. Jon does not just create a lovely flower "mug shot" suitable for gardening guide or seed catalogue, but he infuses into the photo a sense of the magic and mystery of the ephemeral and transitory nature of the subject. One sees the effect of light, the beauty of the colors, and that dance of life from sprout to shoot to flower to seed to death to sprout. This is not just photography, it is Art.
Thanks Jon. Carry on!!!"
May 14th, 2006
Dean Forbes says:
"I consider Jon to be a special friend in my Flickr community. He's a witty guy, generous with his comments and has a wide array of photographic and graphic talents. He "sees" as well as he presents his work."
November 23rd, 2005
Is an excellent Imaging Artist.
All his masterpieces of arts' are very refine & great indeed.
He is a inspiration to all on flickr.
Thanks & congratulation!!"
November 16th, 2005
"Jon actually says it best in his Visitors Start Here set (what a great idea!), when he reveals this about what viewers will see in his photostream: "Skylines, flower hearts, comical insects, vivid backgrounds, rippling water, sailing clouds -- and lots of color. I am continually crossing the line between the realistic and the impressionistic ... even within the same image!"
What he has neglected to mention are his creative titles and great photographic skill. His sets, which reflect the diversity of his interests, are a joy to explore, especially (but certainly not limited to!) his Top 12's.
He is also a fine member of the Flickr community, taking time to make comments and encourage others. Thanks for being part of the Flickr community, Jon.
His arsenal of equipment is enviable, but it is not the gear that creates his wonderful images, but Jon himself."
November 6th, 2005
"Jon's elegant and lyrical photos accomplish what I think is one of the purposes of good photography: to provide a unique view of the world. But what I really love about Jon's photostream is the way he talks about his process. The result is a gentle seminar for novice photographers. I always learn something from Jon's photos."
October 23rd, 2005
pearl grace says:
"Jon's photos are always technically brilliant, but have a marvelous lyricism. He has extrordinary eye for color, lighting and composition.
Jon captures the most interesting and enticing images. His entire stream is stunning!
October 12th, 2005
- Jon Fobes
- September 2004
- Lorain, Ohio, USA
- night picture editor