Jonathan Treasure, “Ashland, Oregon”: Third of Thirty Three
With a busy career, Jonathan Treasure still manages to capture incredible photos in his spare time. His wife, Lissa, is a fellow sign language interpreter. One day on the job, we had a little down time and were silently chatting (in sign, of course) about the Ashland book she knew I was compiling. Lissa began to describe a series of images Jonathan had recently snapped in his snowy backyard above Ashland Mine Road. Lissa set the stage for me in sign: Jonathan sipping tea early in the morning. Lissa holds two fingers to the corner of one eye and gazes to the right, indicating that Jonathan sees something from his window. He grabs his trusty camera. Bobcat sitting in snow. Lissa lowers her head & digs her fingers in the air, like the cat must have done with its paws. Click click click. Lissa’s shoulders drop down, she opens her mouth and I can “see” the Bobcat’s head reappearing from the snow with a prize in its mouth!! Yum. Jonathan puts down his camera and finishes chewing his toast as the bobcat slinks away with its own breakfast. It all happened in an instant. Lissa silently drops her hands and ends her expressive story. She sits back with a satisfied look. I slowly sign: “I MUST have those photos for the book!” A smile seals the deal. I hadn’t even met Jonathan yet!
Be sure and check out Jonathan Treasure’s wonderful bobcat photos in my Ashland, Oregon book. Meanwhile, here’s another image Jonathan shot high above Ashland Mine Road. I think you’ll agree with what Lissa conveyed to me in sign: he’s one talented guy.
In my next blog, Anni Jones will be featured. She’s the talented photographer with the infectious laugh. Her photos are an extension of her genuine personality.
To purchase Ashland, Oregon and see more photos by Jonathan Treasure, as well as from all 33 photographers, go to the Order page of my website.