Jon has lived in Chiswick for a whopping 28 years and has been photographing our beautiful surroundings for the entirety of his residency.
Photography became Jon’s main focus from the age of 14, fascinated by the mechanics of cameras and the technical aspect of photography, he began capturing places and faces that inspired him. Driven by his love of local history, Jon’s work became a delicate observation of memory, time and nature.
Mr Perry’s photographic work fits in around mechanical job at the Royal Mail, often he can be found snapping Chiswick at 5:00am or dusk, capturing serene moments in Chiswick all around the clock! Jon finds solace and magic in his early morning photography quests, witnessing Chiswick wake from its slumber come rain or shine.
His skills were noticed by journalist and photographer Ian Wylie back in 2012, combining their talents to create a Chiswick charity calendar for St Michael & All Angels Church, what a man!
Towards the end of 2012 Jon began hosting guided photography walks around Chisiwck. The walks are suited to individual requirements and cover various aspects of photography, offering support and advice from photographic theory to artistic composition. He runs individual sessions and regular group sessions on Saturday mornings, a perfect way to start the weekend! His idea is to promote a sense of fun as well as learning within his classes, hence why each session fits around a mid-morning coffee break to review photos and technique – perfect!
Jon is a Chiswick lover to the bone, enamoured with W4’s village feel and abundance of natural beauty. He believes that Chiswick harbours a community of approachable and open minded individuals, making W4 a super friendly place to live. His photographic expeditions also bring him closer to the lovely locals.
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Jon is a fan of spending time in the beautiful natural spots that Chiswick has to offer, in particular Strand-On-The-Green and Chiswick House and Gardens. Nothing beats a crisp winter morning or balmy summers evening in the open spaces of W4.
Jon, you Chiswick hero, we salute you!