About Me

Photography has been a passion of mine since high school many years ago. After graduating college with a degree in Fine Arts concentrating on photography and architecture, and then playing squash professionally for several years, I did the obvious thing given my background and became....a doctor. Over the years there have been periods with little opportunity to photograph. However, there have been other more creative stretches of time when I have had the luxury to concentrate on artistic endeavors. While I enjoy doing many kinds of photography, I always seem to come back to street photography. Not only do I enjoy the challenge of the genre, it is also an easy kind of photography to access. I have found street photography exciting, perplexing, and even maddening at times. However it's always interesting. And like one good golf shot at the end of a terrible round of golf, there is usually enough satisfaction at the end of a day to keep me coming back for more.

I have moved around a lot in my life - living in many countries and at countless addresses. Countries I have called home include the US, Canada, New Zealand, Botswana, and South Africa. The images on this site represent photo projects undertaken at a couple of stops along the way. One gallery is from Cape Town, South Africa, where I lived for 7 years. The images were shot over a period of about 24 months in 2017-2018. The other set was done nearly 10 years ago from 2010-2012 in the Mission District in San Francisco. 


Jonathan Mark Bernheimer



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