FROM MOMENT TO MOMENT
Jonathan Hillyer grew up in a family steeped in music, art, medicine and science so it’s fitting that photography, a perfect melding of the arts and sciences, became his passion. He attended high school at The Putney School in Vermont where he developed a strong interest in both physics and photography. He went on to study physics at Tufts University and found his calling at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied photography with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.
Jonathan’s love for architecture inspired him to become an architectural photographer where his vision, precision, planning and attention to detail are in harmony with this field of photographic expertise. His work as an architectural photographer has been published widely in books, monographs and magazines.
And there is another side to Jonathan’s vision that has emerged alongside his more measured approach to photography. It’s the opposite of precision. It is a way of welcoming the unexpected. Seeking out photographs that are created—in the spirit of street photography— at the intersection of chance and intention.
The photographs in this online exhibit represent some of Jonathan’s work as a street photographer. 33 stolen moments that existed only for as long as his camera’s shutter was open. 33 images captured with a singular blend of light, vision and serendipity.