Portrait and Lifestyle Photography
A graduate of Film & Photography at Plymouth University, Jon left England in 2002 and headed to Australia with the single aim of bagging himself a job on an Aussie soap in the sunshine. Through persistence, a bit of luck and ultimately good timing, he got his first break and was hired as a runner on Home & Away. The gap year quickly became a decade long (working) holiday.
For the first seven years he was an assistant director on TV commercials, dramas and films including Wolverine, Superman and Baz Luhrmann's Australia. During that time he got the opportunity to work alongside some of the best photographers in the world. It was these experiences, when they'd come to the set to shoot the actors, that inspired him to pick up a camera and become a photographer himself.
As incredible as Australia was he always felt he'd missed out on "London". So after eleven years he traded Bondi Beach for Hackney. Now firmly back in England and forging a career in an industry he loves and doing something he’s passionate about he has worked for brands such as Reebok, The North Face, Puma, Gillette, Stand Up to Cancer and Fred Perry to name a few. Inspired by his time spent on film sets and with an aesthetic preference for the bold, clean and simplistic, he produces photos that engage and tell a story in a single frame.
Portrait and Lifestyle photography: Jon Attenborough