DSC_9081My name is Jonathan Barnes. I am a jazz trumpet player located in the DC Metro Area.

In 2012, my dad handed down his older DSLR camera, a few lenses, and an SB-24 speedlight which served to give me the kick in the pants I needed to do something about my long-held interest in photography. Several years, another lens, and a few speedlights later I decided to start this blog as a way to further my photography and lighting skills, as well as to showcase the incredible amount of talented jazz musicians living and working in Washington, DC.

I also blog over on Images of Alexandria, which is a collection of photographs I have taken to document the city where I live.

All photos copyright Jonathan Barnes unless otherwise noted.