Jonathan was born and bred in Sunderland, with a love for SAFC and savoury dips!
He achieved a 1st class BA (Hons) in photography after majoring in Art and Design at college.
Jonathan’s first job was Picture Desk Manager with a press agency which supplied major national newspapers and magazines. Each day he assessed and wired over around 100 pictures – probably the best apprenticeship in the world for sharpening the eye, not just for composition but for the story.
Very soon Jonathan moved from processing photographs to taking them, and never got over the delight of seeing his pictures looking back at him from national newspapers and glossy magazines.
An unusual opportunity presented when Jonathan was given the chance of becoming a Police Photographic Officer. A world away from ‘the mags and the rags’, police photography demands high technical and interpretive skills. The remit was wide – from crime scenes to aerial photography, from public disorder to surveillance, and more. Each picture not only captured vital evidence but told the story.
With over 25 years of high caliber photo-experience Jonathan offers a unique opportunity to create stunning visuals to promote your business, event or story…
Jonathan also has a passion for anything automotive and shoots for car magazines, manufacturers and also takes on private commissions. If you are a petrol head his dedicated automotive website is worth having a look at. Just click on the JJP logo.