A LITTLE WINDOW TO MY SOUL

I LOVE PEOPLE. I LOVE THEIR STORIES. I LOVE THEIR JOURNEYS.

I LOVE PEOPLE. I LOVE THEIR STORIES. I LOVE THEIR JOURNEYS.

Thank you so much for stopping by to get to know more about me. If you are into personality typing such as Meyers-Briggs, then I am a mature ENFP. Although the percentages for my Extraverted and Introverted side are so close I embody a good mix of both the ENFP and INFP personality types. If you are familiar with the Enneagram personality types then I am a 9 with an 8 wing.

So what does all this mean? It means I am a diplomat, a campaigner, and a peacemaker. In a nutshell, it means I have mad people skills. I listen with a high degree of empathy, I excel at seeing the big picture and I adapt very quickly to environments that need new approaches. This also means I bring a tremendous amount of creativity to my projects and I love learning.

It's this drive that led me to pick up a camera ten years ago and journey into the creative field of photography. What started out as a way to tell my story of living in Europe, through my camera, eventually led me to photograph professionally for companies like Airbnb and VHT Studios. One of the most amazing job opportunities I have had as a photographer was leading photography tours in Amsterdam. I got to meet people from all over the world, teach them photography techniques, and help them learn how to tell their stories with their cameras. I also had the chance to design and implement a night photography tour that helped grow the business.  In hindsight, I now realize this was my first introduction to design and user experience research. 

You can see just a wee bit of my most recent photography work posted below.   I look forward to getting to know you and hearing your story.

© 2019 Jonathan Paddock