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Los Angeles, CA

Articles and Art by Jonathanmalachi:

Far East Movement
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Dignidad (Dignity)
Photographs section, Teen Ink This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Tradition and Culture:
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Students Run L.A
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Double Western Burger at Jim's
Photographs section, Teen Ink This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Chicano Batman
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Paris Girl
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Photographs section, Teen Ink

Jonathanmalachi's Favorite Personal Quote:

For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression.

To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in a face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

To take a photograph means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second– both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.

It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis.


Favorite books: The Shock Doctrine, The World is Flat, Free Culture, The Jungle 
Favorite authors: George Orwell, Upton Sinclair, Jack Lodon 
Favorite music albums: Breaker, Shiver, Come Away, Your Love Never Fails, Awakening 
Favorite music artists: Mattie Montogomery, The National, For Today, Mike Reynolds 
Favorite movies: Nick and Norahs Infinite Play List, The Shock Doctrine, It's kind of a funny story, Le Descret Charme de la Bourgeoisie, That Discreet Object of Desire 
Favorite TV shows: Saturday Night Live 
Favorite gadgets: Lap top, cell phone, SMART PHONE, iPOD, CAMERA 
Favorite hobbies: Photography, Writing, Bike Riding, Working out, Reading books 
Favorite heroes: Jesus Christ, cesar, Helios, mom, dad 

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