Jonathan's interest in Photography began back in the 1950's when he first observed his father, Gerard Nook, working in Photography.
Gerard worked as a commercial artist in New York City, as an Art Director for This Week Magazine, part of the New York Times Sunday paper, and later moved on to work for companies like Reader's Digest, Western Publishing's Golden Books, and TV Guide. Gerard also shot photographs for the many books he designed and published with his partner and author, Shirley Glubock.

As a young child, Jonathan, and his sister Lisbeth, would help their father take photographs for the books at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and later that night, return to Gerard's Manhattan apartment to develop the film and print the photos. Seeing the developed rolls of negatives and watching the images come to life on the photographic paper as it sat there in the developer in that dimly lit dark-room, fascinated both Jonathan and Lisbeth. It wasn't long until Gerard had bought Jonathan a Kodak Brownie Twin 20 camera that worked with rolls of 620 film, a film that was substantially larger then today's 35mm. Soon Jonathan was taking his own black and white pictures, developing the film himself, and then turning the images into prints with an old Bogen enlarger. Gerard continually inspired both Jonathan and Lisbeth with an assortment of books on photography that kept the two of them very interested.

Jonathan's work in photography stagnated until he was offered a job shooting an article for Vista Magazine in 1973. He went out and bought a new Minolta SRT-101 35mm camera with a few lenses, and went on to do additional work for Vista Magazine, and other clients. Later he took college classes to further his photographic skills.

In 2000 he moved to digital photography, buying an Olympus E-10 digital SLR, and today shoots with a Nikon D600 developing the RAW images with Adobe Photoshop. "I'm not into ordinary photography" he told us. Jonathan instead envisions his creations like he thinks Andy Warhol might have. A big fan of Andy, as was his father, Jonathan prefers very abstract images, reworked in Photoshop.

Today, Jonathan works in television, continues his work in photography, and builds websites, telling us that he doesn't do boring websites either.

J Dickenz ©2007



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Zone system chart for gamma = 2.2 (PC's, sRGB color space) Courtesy of Norman Koren Photography... Link above.



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Zone system chart for gamma = 2.2 (PC's, sRGB color space) Courtesy of Norman Koren Photography... Liink above.


Zone system chart for gamma = 1.8 (Macintosh)
Note 1. To display these tables correctly in Netscape, the Always use my colors, overriding document box must be unchecked. Click Edit, Preferences, Appearance, Colors) In Firefox, click Tools, Options, General, Fonts & Colors. To print in Internet Explorer 5, Click on Tools, Internet Options..., Advanced. Scroll down and check the box, "Print background colors and images." You might want to uncheck it afterwards.
Note 2. The best way to print these charts, which are HTML tables, not image files, is the following.  (1) Adjust the width of the window for proportions you like. (2) Copy the window into the clipboard by pressing Ctrl-PrintScreen on your keyboard. (3) Paste the image into your image editor. (4) Crop it and otherwise adjust it in the editor. (5) Print it from the editor. 
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 R  Y  G  C  B  M

The top row contains zones 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Tonal values are compressed in the monitor display and print. (The tonal range is 5, rather than 8, zones.). The second row contains dark colors, the third contains pure primaries (R,Y,G,C,B,M), and the fourth contains pastels. HTML color names are shown in brackets [...]. In some cases they differ from conventional names.

This chart is fairly simple to use. If you are metering off a surface that subjectively resembles one of the colors, make the exposure adjustment (relative zone 5) shown on the right. For example, if you are metering off a pure yellow surface, increase the exposure by 1½ f-stops above the meter reading (zone 5), i.e., place it at zone 6½. The values on the chart are accurate to about ±¼.

Courtesy of Norman Koren Photography... Link above.

Zone 1
Zone 3
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Zone 9
Dark green
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