Jonathan Grant

Pink Vibes

Pink Vibes

COLLABORATION BY JONATHAN RANDALL GRANT AND WILL JOHNSON

Culture Keeper is all about collaboration, and this whimsical impromptu photo shoot by Jonathan Randall Grant, Culture Keeper’s founder and creative director, and photographer Will Johnson embodies this Culture Keeper ethos. For creatives, space to improvise and play is fertile ground for new projects! (For more creative projects that emerged from an artist’s playing, check out our MADE column.)

Paris City Guide (updated)

Paris City Guide (updated)

STORY BY JONATHAN RANDALL GRANT

It is an act of courageous vulnerability to share a Paris city guide. This guide is as much a confession as a resource. No matter what places are shared, I am sure to get a few Parisian friends who think to themselves: "There is no way I would be seen there, dead or alive!... Of course it was okay to be seen there a few weeks ago, but we don't go there now." 

South Bend + Mishawaka City Guide

South Bend + Mishawaka          City Guide

For the past few months, Culture Keeper's founder and creative director has been full of so much enthusiasm about all the good things that are happening in his hometown. We decided it was time for him to spread that love beyond Facebook. So here in a special two-part article are some of the vibrant things happening in an Indiana town that doesn't make the headlines all too often. Culture Keeper readers, read on and then think of letting us know what's great about your hometown!

Hometown Love: South Bend + Mishawaka

Hometown Love: South Bend + Mishawaka

STORY BY JONATHAN GRANT
PHOTOS BY MAE STIER

For the past few months, Culture Keeper's founder and creative director has been full of so much enthusiasm about all the good things that are happening in his hometown. We decided it was time for him to spread that love beyond Facebook. So here in a special two-part article are some of the vibrant things happening in an Indiana town that doesn't make the headlines all too often. Culture Keeper readers, read on and then think of letting us know what's great about your hometown!

In The Streets with Juan Studios

In The Streets with Juan Studios

When Paris was just beginning to get chilly, Culture Keeper assembled a rad little team of creatives for this video project. Juan Studios loaned us an amazing wardrobe, that gave off sunny, California vibes. As the sun set we skated and created mischief through the midcentury structures of the Beaugrenelle. 

How Paris Grieves

How Paris Grieves

My neighbour called to me from her window: “Put on your coat, we are going to Flore.” She spoke in reference to our neighbourhood cafe. “Now?” I asked. In disbelief as our city had been rocked by bombings and shootings merely two days before. “Of course.” She declared. “We will protest this violence by celebrating life..."

Bradley Leach and The Bergamot - Keeping It Classy

Bradley Leach and The Bergamot - Keeping It Classy

A folk duo, The Bergamot, played a show in Paris at Break Art Mix for the featuring of their most recent album, “Tones”. After the show, we conversed and they expressed their need for new photos and videos. I admired their vibrant personalities as well as their harmony and so we decided to collaborate. The very next day we set out to do what we (individually) do best.

About A Bag

About A Bag

Because I am always traveling I have to be specific with my possessions. A simpler lifestyle has helped me hone my style in a very minimal, versatile direction. This also makes each piece all the more precious. I don't really purchase new items without a lot of consideration and planning.

When I was in Chicago recently, my little black backpack fell apart.