Jonathan Boncek is one of the southeast’s most respected culinary and lifestyle brand photographers. He achieved his BFA in photography from The University of Georgia before launching his career in Northern California. He soon became one of the official photographers for the World Series Poker events broadcast on ESPN. In San Francisco, his unique culinary photography caught the eye of some of the city’s most dynamic chefs and launched him into the food and beverage industry.
From 2011-2018, Jonathan was the exclusive staff photographer for the Charleston City Paper where he quickly became known for his food photography. His work has also been seen in Charleston Magazine, and The Local Palate, for which he was nominated for a James Beard Award in visual storytelling and he was a Finalist for “Tastiest Cover” at the American Association of Magazine Editor’s annual awards.
Top brands like Travel and Leisure magazine, Le Creuset and Explore Charleston, count on Jonathan to create captivating imagery that draws attention to their campaigns.
When not photographing cool food, cool people, and cool places, Jonathan enjoys time as a husband to Britton and father to Penelope and Felix. He is passionate about surfing, cooking, and training for triathlons.
2014 James Beard Finalist: Visual Storytelling
2018 Finalist for ASME Most Delicious Magazine Cover