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Venice Beach based photographer Jonathan Alcorn



Updated: 2018-01-16T18:27:38.554-08:00

 



VENICE sign fog

2018-01-16T18:27:38.737-08:00

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A man rides a 3 wheeled bicycle on Venice and Windward under the VENICE sign on January 12. 2018. © Jonathan Alcorn 2018




Cambria and San Simeon California Road Trip

2017-12-03T20:04:21.169-08:00

From Cambria looking north towards San  Simeon and Hearst RanchSan Simeon beach sceneTurkey Vulture in flightCliffs at sunset20 second exposure with 24 1.4 lens wide open Great Egret stands beneath a Cypress tree[...]



Elephant Seals at the Piedras Blancas Rookery

2017-05-17T12:31:26.601-07:00

A large gathering of elephant seals crowd the shoreline on the central coast of California near Piedras Blancas, north of San Simeon



California Recovering From Record Drought

2017-03-10T17:39:22.159-08:00

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Hillsides pictured off Highway 41 near Cambria and Morro Bay are covered with green grass as California recovers from years of drought conditions. 




California Highway 1 to Big Sur Closed at Ragged Point

2017-03-03T15:43:39.154-08:00

California Highway 1 is closed at Ragged Point in Big Sur due to the closure of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. During heavy rains in February, a mudslide weakened one of the massive cement columns that supports the bridge which will now have to be demolished and rebuilt. More info here http://thebigsurblog.com/Ragged Point is as far north as one can travel on Highway 1A woman walks past a resting female Elephant Seal in San Simeon of Hwy 1San Simeon Pier[...]



Homeless in Los Angeles - Skid Row

2017-02-24T16:56:26.111-08:00

I recently spent a day photographing Skid Row and one of the missions that help the homeless in Los Angeles. Reports indicate that on any given day there are approximately 47,000 homeless in the area and the number seems to be growing.[...]



Drought Fueled Blue Cut Fire near the Cajon Pass, Phelan, and Wrightwood, California

2016-08-20T19:07:22.152-07:00

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This photo made the New York Times -Lens - Photos of the Week.
Smoke rises from a burned out grove of trees at the Blue Cut wildfire in Wrightwood, California on August 17, 2016.  AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN ALCORN

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A rabbit sits under a bush during the Blue Cut wildfire in Phelan, California on August 17, 2016.  AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN ALCORN




The Sand Fire Near Los Angeles is Now 85 Percent Contained

2016-07-29T18:39:05.030-07:00

The massive Sand Fire, which has burned more than 38,800 acres in the Santa Clarita hillsides, is now 85 percent contained. These are someof my photos from the front lines last Sunday













Fires And Record Heat In Los Angeles

2016-06-20T17:22:07.774-07:00

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Smoke is seen in the San Gabriel Mountains as two fires burn during record-setting temperatures on the hottest day of a brutal three-day heat wave, causing widespread power outages, wildfires, and prompting officials to issue excessive heat warnings.




Sen. Bernie Sanders on California Primary Election Night

2016-06-08T01:26:15.419-07:00

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at Barker Hangar at Santa Monica, California after losing the California Democratic Primary. ©Jonathan Alcorn/AFP
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Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

2016-01-15T21:23:21.093-08:00

Happy to announce my image from the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project (on assignment for Westbound Communications) made the cut for the 2015 Engineering News-Record year in construction photos contesthttp://www.enr.com/media/photos/80[...]



PHOTOS! 2015 West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval and Dia de los Muertos

2015-11-01T06:06:56.918-08:00

Huge crowds in WeHo for Halloween Carnaval 2015 [...]



PIX2015 - Jonathan Alcorn

2015-09-29T16:37:37.248-07:00

I'm so excited and honored to be one of the speakers at PIX2015. On Oct  6 my presentation on the evolution of news photography will be kicking off the festivities in Seattle! Special thanks to DPREVIEW and Samsung for including me with this amazing group of photographers. Please check out this little write up by DPREVIEW here  http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6357459000/countdown-to-pix-2015-jonathon-alcorn
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Firestorm ©Jonathan Alcorn

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Swift Water Rescue ©Jonathan Alcorn

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UCLA Flooded by Water Main Break ©Jonathan Alcorn

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Wildfire burn homes ©Jonathan Alcorn 



The Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration in California

2015-07-08T15:59:02.944-07:00

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The Dalai Lama embraces a chaild as they celebrate his 80th birthday on July 6, 2015 at UC Irvine.
©Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn




Pele at E3

2015-06-16T00:02:41.421-07:00

People view a Ford GT as it's lowered from the rafters during a Forza Motorsport 5 demonstration at the Xbox event ahead of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 15, 2014Soccer legend Pele is greeted by David Rutter, vice-president and general manager Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), during the Electronic Arts Inc. media event ahead of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 15, 2014 A character from Mass Effect 4 appears on screen at Electronic Arts Inc. media event ahead of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 15, 2014 Soccer legend Pele and David Rutter, vice-President and general manager Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), speak on stage during the Electronic Arts Inc. media event ahead of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 15, 2014 [...]



Hollywood ParK Grandstand Imploded

2015-05-31T20:41:42.177-07:00

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The grandstand at the former Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, California, lies in ruins following its implosion early Sunday morning, May 31, 2015. Built in 1938 and closed in 2013, the roughly 300-acre racetrack site is at the heart of St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke's plan to return sports to the Los Angeles area with an 80,000-seat stadium. photos ©Jonathan Alcorn






The Washington Monument

2015-05-26T23:22:57.699-07:00


The Washington Monument May 2015 



PHOTO COVERAGE OIL SPILL NORTH OF SANTA BARBARA

2015-05-21T12:04:33.451-07:00

Oil from a broken pipeline coats four miles of the Pacific Ocean and shoreline at Refugio State Beach near Goleta, Calif., May 20, 2015, after a 24-inch underground pipeline broke Tuesday and leaked into a culvert leading to the ocean. Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline said an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil were released before the pipeline was shut down Tuesday. Photos by Jonathan Alcorn/Greenpeace.El Capitan State Beach[...]






Venice Night Lights

2015-03-15T13:46:52.115-07:00

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Lights from the set of American Ninja Warrior TV show create an interesting vibe  photo by Jonathan Alcorn

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Lights from a lifeguard truck silhouette a surfer on the beach  photo by Jonathan Alcorn




Death Valley, California

2015-01-11T23:31:49.050-08:00

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After an amazing week speaking at the Samsung NX Photo Studio at CES 2015, I stopped by Death Valley to decompress and take in natures beauty. Photographed with the NX1 w/ 50-150mm lens


Mesquite Flat Dunes. Photographed with the NX1 w/ 12-24mm lens

Mesquite Flat Dunes Photographed with the NX1 w/ 50-150mm lens




Los Angeles Reacts to Release of Ezell Ford Autopsy Report

2014-12-30T10:04:56.501-08:00

Angry protestors block the southbound lanes of the 110 freeway after the Los Angeles County Coroner released an autopsy report on the LAPD's shooting of Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, California December 29, 2014. The report finds that Ford suffered three gunshot wounds, one in his back, in the August 2014 shooting.  REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn  (UNITED STATES)Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck speaks to the media after the Los Angeles County Coroner released an autopsy report on the LAPD's shooting of Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, California December 29, 2014. The report finds that Ford suffered three gunshot wounds, one in his back, in the August 2014 shooting.  REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn  (UNITED STATES)[...]



Happy Holidays From Venice Beach

2014-12-21T11:57:07.746-08:00

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The intersection of Windward and Pacific photographed on December 19, 2014 with the Samsung NX1 and 12-24 lens.
©Jonathan Alcorn 2014




Venice Beach Forever

2014-12-20T00:22:28.984-08:00

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Photographed on December 19, 2014 with the amazing Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera w/ 12-24mm lens
©Jonathan Alcorn 2014




Storm Causes Major Damage to Camarillo Springs, California

2014-12-12T19:02:13.966-08:00

Elton Gallagly surveys the living room of his house after a mud slide overtook at least 18 homes during heavy rains in Camarillo Springs, California December 12, 2014. A major storm pummeled California and the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and high winds on Thursday, killing one man, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights and prompting schools to close. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn [...]