ABOUT

Photo courtesy of Nathan Goshgarian

Currently living in Newton, Massachusetts, I am a physical therapy student who enjoys photography as a serious hobby.  It all began in my early teens when I grabbed my mom's Canon Powershot and ran outside to photograph some sun rays that were shooting through a cloud.  At first I only photographed cloud formations and sun rays.  It wasn't until after I purchased the very first Canon Rebel that I began to explore other types of photography, experimenting mostly with landscapes and macros.

A few years later, after my interest for photography had fallen off, I received the Canon Rebel t3i as a gift.  The fire began to burn again and I became obsessed with perfecting every style of photography I could.  After a short portrait stint that included a wedding and some senior portraits, a few pet photography gigs, and two years of shooting college lacrosse games, I focused on nature and set my sights on insect macro photography.  Once I became tired of focus rails and all the other accessories, I moved on to bird photography, which remains a love of mine today.  Ultimately, I came back to where it all started - landscapes.

Photographing landscapes requires one to view the world in a different way. Since beautiful weather and scenery do not always result in beautiful photographs, I've enjoyed learning to appreciate the beauty of everything I see even if there's not a perfect photograph to be found. New England has endless scenery and whenever possible I try to find new areas to explore. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll continue to enjoy my journey through nature!

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition (untitled) (17 pieces) – L'Aroma Cafe Events Room, Newton MA – July 15, 2017
Ocean Structures (4 pieces) – Starbucks, Falmouth MA – June 2017

Awards

First Place, Amateur Wildlife - Chromatic Awards - 2017 - Glimpse
Honorable Mention, Amateur - Chromatic Awards - 2017 - Spellbound, Mount Adams Sunset
Bronze - Epson International Pano Awards - 2017 - Distant, Breeze, Into the Light
Honorable Mention, Nature/Wildlife - ND Awards - 2017 - Glimpse
Winner, Amateur Wildlife - PDN's The Great Outdoors - 2017- Glimpse
Grand Prize - Boston Harbor Islands Photo Contest - 2016 - Boston and Graves Lighthouses

Press/Publications

Birds & Blooms Magazine (print)Backyard Tales - Best of Summer, pg. 26 – September 2018
Boston Voyager – Boston's Most Inspiring Stories  Meet Jonathan Elcock of Jonathan Elcock Photography in Newton – July 2018
Mass AudubonTake 5 Blog – April 2018
Newton Conservators (print)
– Newsletter  Jonathan Elcock Photography Gallery, p. 18 – Summer 2017
Printing Industries of New England (print) – Connections  Cover – May 2017
Support the Pink HouseVolunteer Spotlight: Jon Elcock – October 2016
Fox 25 NewsResidents ramping up efforts to save beloved Pink House – September 2016
Essex County Community Foundation – Guide to Giving – Summer 2016
Northshore Magazine (print)Saving Plum Island’s Pink House, pp. 150-155 – April 2016
Northshore Magazine (print)Cover – April 2016
Mass AudubonTake 5 Blog – May 2015