Digital postcards from amazing places.

I’m a photographer and designer from Australia. This is my blog where I share visual stories about the places I’ve been and the things I’ve seen.

I’ve always tried to live creatively and because of my lens I now see everyday life in angles, lines of perspective and different shades of light. The slight turn of a head, the subtle reflection of afternoon light, incredibly simple moments that most people would pass by, inspire me to shoot, discover and explore. My camera has taught me to interpret and understand moments in ways that I never imagined. Such a simple act of pressing the shutter always keeps me smiling and I never forget to pause and enjoy the moment. I’m never happier than when I’m wandering along a hilltop or coastline, camera in hand, @scoutthespanador by my side.

Get in touch from the links below or drop me a comment.


  1. Comment by Sina Kernstock

    Sina Kernstock Reply November 2, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Dear Jonathan,

    We at the international design publisher Gestalten are currently working on a new book dedicated to legendary routes and secret tracks around the world and we’d like to invite you to be part of it!

    PATHS & TRAILS (working title) will be an inspiring sourcebook exploring the historic stories each path has to tell – please find a short summary of the book at the end of this e-mail.

    During our initial research, we came across some images of your work, and we think it would be particularly relevant for the book. If you are interesting in collaborating on this project please send us a quick reply and we will provide you with more details on the material needed (mostly images and some background information).

    All published contributors will receive a free copy of the book.

    We look very much forward to hearing from you!

    Best wishes,

    |||| Paths & Trails | Gestalten
    |||| Mariannenstrasse 9-10
    |||| 10999 Berlin
    |||| Tel +49-30-72 61 32 232
    |||| Fax +49-30-72 61 32 222
    |||| trails@gestalten.com
    |||| http://www.gestalten.com

    ExposΓ© Paths & Trails
    (working title)

    This book takes the reader on a journey along paths & trails around the world. It is a compendium of legendary routes and secret tracks, pilgrimages and historic ways, sublime views and unexpected encounters.

    The trails featured in this book are more than connections between two dots on the map. Be it the ascent to a legendary summit or an ancient route once travelled by traders and nomadic tribes – each of the paths selected has a story to tell. PATHS & TRAILS is about adventures in the past and their rediscovery in the present. Endurance, faith and reliable companions are necessary to walk these paths. The role of this book is to inspire the reader to make the first step of this journey.

    Please have a look at our latest outdoor titles Off the Road and The Outsiders.
    And for more information about Gestalten, please visit http://www.gestalten.com.

    • Comment by Jonathan Sander

      Jonathan Sander Reply November 16, 2016 at 3:51 am

      Sure, sounds exciting, I’d love to see some more info on this!

  2. Comment by Brad Hughes

    Brad Hughes Reply December 1, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Hi Jonathan,

    My partner Kate Lyons-Gard & myself are hoping to use your stunning photograph of Diamond Island, Bicheno, Tasmania as part of the promotion of our holiday home Diamond Island Retreat (DIR). DIR overlooks Diamond Island, hence the name.

    Your photograph says everything that really needs to be said about Bicheno & Diamond Island. Serene, stunning, glorious days and nights,amazing sealife and most importantly relaxation.

    At this stage, we are hoping to use your photo as the website head banner as well as using a couple of professional photographs to upgrade the visual appeal of our website, which is much needed. In fact, the entire web page will be redesigned. See http://www.diamondislandretreat.com.au

    Needless to say, your photograph will receive the appropriate acknowledgement on the website and links to your own website if this is your preference.

    I look forward to hearing from you

    Brad Hughes

    • Comment by Jonathan Sander

      Jonathan Sander Reply December 12, 2016 at 6:06 am

      Hi Brad, I’d be interested in helping out here, I’ve sent you an email with some details, cheers.

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