My name is Jon William Lopez. I am a Professional Photographer, Videographer, Cartoon Illustrator, Storyboard Artist, former Disney Artist/Cartoon Animator, Author and Licensed Spiritual Counselor. Samples of my work can be seen by clicking on the boxes at the upper left of this page.
I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and have lived in such esoterically diverse places as Detroit, Michigan, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Placitas, New Mexico, Austin, Texas and Gunpo, South Korea. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in New York.
I’m a former cartoon animator (from the days before computers!) and have worked at Disney, Dreamworks SKG, Film Roman, and Hanna-Barbera. Animated feature films and TV shows I’ve worked on include Hercules, Tarzan, Mulan, Sinbad, Spirit, andThe Simpsons.
The advent of 3D computer animation, however, rendered my traditional 2D job virtually obsolete, so I gave it all up and moved from Los Angeles to New Mexico. Inspired by the area’s raw beauty, open spaces, spectacular views, Native American history, art community, and strong spiritual vibes, my years-long photography hobby became my new vocation. I began snapping pictures, and was soon exhibiting and selling my work in various galleries and shops in Albuquerque, Roswell, Santa Fe, Placitas, Madrid, and online.
In 2007 I returned from a year in South Korea, where I taught English to young children. Amazing where Life sometimes leads you! My work now includes not only images of the American Southwest and Texas, but also Puerto Rico and Asia. After 4 years in Austin, Texas I am now in Atlanta, GA.
I am also a longtime student of Science of Mind, a "New Thought" spiritual teaching founded almost a century ago by Ernest Holmes. I became a licensed spiritual counselor and prayer practitioner 3 years ago. My first book, Perfect Praying: 5 Simple Steps That Make Prayers Work, is available for ordering at www.ccbpublishing.com, www.amazon.com,or from me by sending me an email at email@example.com.
This website features samples of my photography, figure drawing, cartoon illustration, storyboard art, graphic and logo design, and digital art. To access those pages, please click on the appropriate category on the upper left side of this page.
Since I am not a painter, I attempt to capture a similar artistic feel in my photographs with light, color, and composition. I believe that the Universe is divinely designed, and that “art” can be found in the everyday. I attempt to capture and showcase some of that design in my work.
My photography is available for purchase in various print sizes, suitable for framing, as well as in greeting, note card and canvas formats. Images are also available on mugs, magnets, mouse pads, keepsake boxes, and custom photo books. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for prices, details and more information. Thank you!