jowe.ca

Visuals in Vancouver

About

Johannes

Born and raised in Germany, I came to Canada in 2008 as a student and have since resided in British Columbia. I feel incredibly blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

My educational history includes audio engineering and theological studies, among others. Other fields that I have taken great interest in over the years include broadcast video production, photography, web development, and micro-controller programming (automation). I am also a pianist and musical arranger.

Having worked and/or volunteered in church settings for most of my life, I have had the opportunity to integrate my interests in productive ways. After graduation from seminary I worked as a worship pastor for some years. Since 2017 I serve as a Technical Director in Vancouver.

If you'd like to get in touch, please use the contact form. You can also find me on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Wait, what? Free Pictures?

As is likely true for you, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on me. Even though I am a natural introvert, the prolonged isolation made it painfully clear that I need at least some social interaction.

In 2020, I discovered that cycling around the city and even just seeing other people helped to ease the loneliness. Since I've always enjoyed photography, I started to take the camera along on my bike trips and began taking pictures of the cityscape, the ocean and surrounding scenery. You can check out a selection here, if you like.

This year I asked myself: what if I challenged myself to interact with people rather than just watching them? And what if, at the same time, I could serve the community and bring a little bit of joy to others, who no doubt struggle with their own challenges brought on by the pandemic?

That's when I got the idea to provide free photography. I made a t-shirt design that announces the service (that way I don't have to initiate the conversation!), wrote the software for the website, and began giving it a shot.


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