Photography came into my life as a teenager, being influenced by publications such as the National Geographic Magazine and work produced by Hipgnosis. This British Design Group was responsible for album covers such as those by Pink Floyd. These classics were produced with limited materials as there were only a few types of film available, whereas in contrast today there is a film for every purpose and the immense flexibility the digital age has brought us.
I have always been inspired by the classic photographer namely Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Beaton, Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn and more recently Japanese photographer, Hiroshi Sugimoto.
My first opportunity to work as an assistant was obtained through the Association of Photographers (AOP), working for a company in Covent Garden, London. The company consisted of six photographers, some of whom have remained life long friends and associates.
I work from my well equipped studio in London and have developed a dynamic team to create new styles of photography for today’s market. Please enjoy my new website of recent commissioned photography and personal work.
Jonathan’s photography thrives on lighting and detail, no less so than the photography in his new website. “Jonathan is in pursuit of perfection but also in tune with reality, enabling the viewer to engage with each photograph.”