jon guido bertelli photography


Jon Guido Bertelli, from Florence, Italy and academically trained there and in Oslo, Norway.

He has also lived in Copenhagen, Denmark, Montreal and Toronto, Canada, San Francisco and Portland, U.S.A. as well as in Mexico City, Mexico.

From a multicultural background he speaks several languages and feels at home anywhere in the world, easily relating to other cultures and customs.

Following a few years as an Art Director he chose to pursue his passion for photography.

His commercial work has appeared in numerous national and international publications, and his list of commercial clients includes, among others such prestigious names as: Nissan, Honda, Suzuki, Isuzu, IBM, Toshiba, Motorola, Bell Cellular, Coleman, Samsonite, Budweiser, Coors, Molson and Labatt's, Wines and foods of France, Glenlivet, Gilbey's, Heinz, University of California, Oregon Health & Science University, and the Italian and French Trade Commissions.

He has additionally traveled on assignments and on personal projects in Europe, Canada, U.S.A., Mexico and Columbia.

His exhibits “Zapatistas, Heroes from the Last Century” has received excellent reviews in London (UK), Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto (Canada), California, Las Vegas - Nevada, Arizona, Texas and in Mexico.  The project was chosen to be part of the Focus 8 Exhibit 2010 exhibit in London, England and mentioned as one of Torontoist  (Toronto list) 2011 Must-See Shows at the largest annual Photography festival in the world.  His project “Vancouver, City of Contrasts” is now on tour, while “Florence, Capital of Italy”was recently inaugurated in November at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC. Both projects are receiving excellent reviews and feedbacks.

His art prints / posters are International best sellers; with “Curiosity” the playful photograph of a black kitten peeking into the frame topping the chart.  Creating new images of animals has become one of his passions, portraying their beauty and soul through his lens with simplicity and a sense of humor.

He has won recognition for his work winning awards in the U.S.A., Canada and in Europe.  A guest speaker at Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. and has mentored students from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and several art colleges. 

A proud member of the Societá delle Belle Arti Circolo degli Artisti “Casa di Dante” Firenze, Italy and elected delegate for the “Fiorentini nel Mondo” (Florentines in the World) for San Antonio, Texas.

He now resides in Texas, capturing images at home and around the world, busy working on new and exciting projects soon to come to light

“I have had the privilege to meet and work with great people around the world”.    

Thank you to you all!        


Jon Guido Bertelli
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