Jonathan has long experimented with manipulating images—both digitally and manually—playing with the fourth wall and the link between photo and memory. Initially, the images that emerged were overly romantic, super-saturated expressions of nature. Then he began experimenting with various apps, which apply common computer bugs and errors—generating images that are at times deeply fractured and not easy to control. They were, though, also more evocative of the practice that had become like a church, that felt increasingly like “defragging” his own mental hard drive. “Glitch is a computer term, but the same thing can happen in nature” he says, “Sometimes things are destroyed in nature, sometimes for the best, sometimes for the worst. I started really embracing that idea of not being totally in control and allowing things to disrupt what I’d been making, allowing it to make it sometimes better, and sometimes even closer to how I really felt.”


Hand Altered Work