Jonathan Barton


I take pictures to press pause on a life stuck on play - it can be exhausting. But I won't change.

This group of photographs is a visual poem about growth;

yearning;

companionship.

"Relax, relax, relax. Time happens." I try.

Some of these photos were retrieved from my vault of photographic memories.

Some of these photos are new; I've changed, but these places remain the same - I love the difference in the sameness.

I woke up thinking we were still here, and we will be, soon.

Growing together, growing apart, and coming back together. Growing together was important, growing apart was hard, coming together is a kind of comforting nostalgia.

The people pictured raised me // the places pictured built me.

The stories we shared is why I am who I am.

Raised Here, Back in our Streetlight Cinema