We had the good fortune of connecting with Jonathan Bewley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jonathan, why did you pursue a creative career?
I feel you are either drawn to the arts or not. It’s a calling that comes from ones love of art and music.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I was 25 when I started interviewing musicians and composers on film for the Snapshots Foundation. Fifteen years later, I can say with certainty that listening to others is key in perfecting the interview process, while allowing interviewees to also guide the course of the interview. It’s about listening and going on the journey with the other person, not just following your script of questions.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them?
Speaking as a San Diegian, I would take my guest to Bread & Cie / Peet’s Coffee, then SOET gift shop at the Abpópa Hotel, and perhaps a walk through the rose gardens at Balboa Park. Relaxed and pretty views.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to highlight the author Antionette Spurrier, who brings the message of being in the now and healing past traumas. Her books and consulting are greatly valued. There is no way of proceeding forward until we cleanse the junk of our past, which is an ongoing process.
All images by Snapshots Foundation