800 days in the making

June 2, 2011

When I was still working as a copywriter in advertising I used to pass this driveway every day. There was something about it that intrigued me. All that white and grey with that added splash of yellow. After passing it 40 times I stopped and looked at it from a photographer’s point of view. After another 40 I actually brought my camera with me and took a photo of it. I knew I wanted to one day take a portait of someone at that very spot. Preferably someone dark haired with black or white clothes. At that time I had no idea I would be shooting weddings today. Last weekend I was in the area and I asked Melissa and Chris if they’d be willing to take a walk with me.

“I have this corner”, I said.

“You have to trust me, I think it will look cool.”


Hi, I am a very big fan of yours. You inspired me a lot, when talking about wedding photography.

Please, please teach me how to edit like your photos. I adore every bit of it. I tried all the tutorials in Google but but, all of them seem not working for me. ;(

Hope you can teach me to get the soft tones and muted colours like you do in every photos.

nabila from Malaysia.

Love your creativity! So awesome!

Excellent as ever. I must admit to doing that kind of thing myself. Your execution of the “interesting and beautiful” continues to amaze me

Epic toning – Perfect whites dude!

It’s funny how we do that. We take a look at something that we know will look amazing when photographed, but yet we hesitate. That’s awesome that even thought it took a few times, maybe 80+, you finally were able to photography someone there. It looks superb. You seriously have some amazing work.

As corners go, its very cool!

Wonderful. About to shoot a wedding in a couple of hours so coming here for some inspiration and to be honest to nick all your ideas :-)

Never doubted you for a moment Jonas – and definitely worth the walk!

This is absolutely beautiful & the fact that it was 800 days in the making just makes it even better.

The yellow looks great with the grey and white! I love it when you get to use a spot that you find in your everyday life!

Lucky it wasn’t covered in graffiti 800 days later. Tis awesome.

I effing love this frame. if that were me in this photo, I’d have a new twitter photo for life ;)

Take good care of your eyes Jonas… awesome.

En fråga till dig Jonas: Vad eller vem inspirerar dig och har inspirerat dig genom tiderna? Finns det någon speciell fotograf, person, plats? Hade varit väldigt roligt att läsa om!

W-O-W. Helt sjukt vackert, du hade rätt i att platsen verkligen var speciell, och jag är glad att du fick använda dig av den till sist, för speciellt blev det då i alla fall!

Your corner is really great. :)

That’s awesome. Love it.

And oh, it does. Lovely.

“You have to trust me, I think it will look cool.”

You were right, Mr. Peterson. I love the starkness of pic with that one hint of yellow highlight. The grey asphalt and the bride adding just the right amount of depth to the image. Brilliant.

Love the story and the shot. Well done.

brilliant! I love to see the world through your eyes!

Gorgeous! So clean and perfect. Probably even better than you envisioned 800 days prior.

Beautiful. I love the story of how this came together.

I think the cloudy day helped improve the shot even more than your previous one. It brings out the tones in the floor and helps her hair and lips pop. Great shot.

I think the cloudy day made that yellow even more dramatic. And the greys in the floor look awesome as well.

You were right. It does look cool. Really cool. Glad you got to fulfill a little ambition.

yes , you have the eyes of a tiger =D

Yep, so worth it. might have to get out of the car more.

Quite beautiful and way too cool for school. Love the little zingy flash of yellow on the pavement edge.

Such a good story. I have a few of these spots mapped out in my head – now to find willing clients. Great shot!

“You have to trust me, I think it will look cool.”, and it sure did!

indeed, it looks cool.

Oh, this is perfect JP

Love the story and evolution of this spot, JP.