Jonathan Nyst, 31, Photographer and Crossfit Coach
Tell us a little bit more about what you do.
I’m a press and commercial photographer, and a CrossFit coach. I own a smartwatch company and work freelance as a digital marketer. People think I’m always on vacation when really, I’m always working. Especially when I’m taking pictures of a sunset.
What’s the first thing that catches your eye about your date?
A smile. There’s nothing quite like a smile to say “hey I like you, I want to be here talking to you”
What would your 15-year old self be most proud of you now?
My first novel. Being able to write 380 pages of an intricate story felt like a true accomplishment.
If you were allowed only one style of photography, what would you choose?
Portraits. Eyes are doors to people’s soul and everyone has something to teach you if you’re ready to ask the right questions and to listen.
Given the chance to photograph anyone in the world, who would it be?
Dead? Marlon Brando. Alive? Bernie Sanders. Brando because he’s the most magnetic actor that ever lived. Sanders because he’s everything I want to believe in.
What is your biggest life goal right now?
Finishing my second novel. I’m trying to book time-slots in my agenda just for writing but something always gets in the way… I’m a good 40 pages in though with a clear idea of how everything is going to unfold. Too bad it’s in French!