J. Nakas Photo

Welcome to the commercial portfolio page of California photographer & artist Jonas Nakas. Available for hire in LA, Orange County, Inland Empire & Palm Springs. Specializing in experimental analog photography, with a BFA from CSU Long Beach.

Portraits

The people I meet are hands-down the most interesting part of my work. I enjoy taking spontaneous street portraits because it allows me to meet people from every dimension of life. I think people are motivated by the same forces, despite living in such vastly different parallel worlds, and I’ve found humor brings us all together.

The people I meet are hands-down the most interesting part of my work. I enjoy taking spontaneous street portraits because it allows me to meet people from every dimension of life. I think people are motivated by the same forces, despite living in such vastly different parallel worlds, and I’ve found humor brings us all together.


Analog Photography

I love shooting on film. When I travel, sometimes I leave the digital camera at home. I shoot with pinholes, plastic cameras, antiques, and even home-made gear.  There is a metaphysical juiciness to chemical reactions happening in the dark that I think even Schrödinger's cat can appreciate.  Check out the grainy magic:

I love shooting on film. When I travel, sometimes I leave the digital camera at home. I shoot with pinholes, plastic cameras, antiques, and even home-made gear. There is a metaphysical juiciness to chemical reactions happening in the dark that I think even Schrödinger's cat can appreciate. Check out the grainy magic:


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Product Photography & Art Documentation

Color-accurate images are a must whether you are an artist, archivist, or vendor.  I take studio quality images of fine art, products, and collectibles with equal attention to accuracy and quality.

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Food Photography

Make mouths water with rich, juicy pictures of your finest fair. I travel all over Southern California photographing online menu pictures for restaurants. Here are some samples I was lucky to sample.

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Property Photography

 Whether you need great photos to sell a home, lease an apartment/commercial space, or document a space for archival purposes, I can bring beautiful light to your location.  Inquire by phone or email about my flexible pricing to suit your needs.