Jonathan Hillyer’s obsession with photography began at the youthful age of six and as good fortune would have it, that obsession continues to grow with time.  He was raised in the Northeast in a family deeply immersed in the arts and sciences, photography being a near perfect blend of the two.

Jonathan attended high school in Vermont at The Putney School, known as an innovative school in the arts and sciences with a strong work ethic and holistic approach to learning. He went on to receive a BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, studying under such masters as Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, while practicing the art of street photography.

After RISD, Mr. Hillyer worked in New York as a photographers’ assistant before moving to Atlanta to become an architectural photographer, leaving street photography behind. His architectural photography work continues to win awards for his clients and is widely published in magazines and books.

Jonathan has recently returned to street photography, capturing people in the urban landscape. Continuing to shoot both architecture and street photography is an interesting balancing act, architectural photography being about meticulous planning and precision while street photography is about letting the unconscious mind and serendipity guide the imagery. They each play an essential role in Mr. Hillyer’s life as a photographer.