Jonathan Knowles

Jonathan Knowles

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jonathan Knowles

Jonathan Knowles

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Jonathan Knowles is one of the leading photographers of his generation. Specialising in graphic still life, liquid and beauty, Jonathan’s unique photographic style has earned him award-winning advertising commissions worldwide. In the past fourteen years, Jonathan has consistently featured in the ‘200 Best Advertising Photographers in the World’ books. He is one of the top 10 all time award winners in the Graphis Annuals. Notable commissions include campaigns for many globally recognised brands, such as Coca-Cola, Guinness, and Smirnoff. He is also the creator of the famous O2 bubbles. He shot the Black Sabbath 13 Album cover, as well as directing and filming the footage that is currently played on stage during performances. Black Sabbath loved the imagery and invited Jonathan to the album launch in New York, where he received a friendly strangle of gratitude from Ozzy.
Projects
  • The Valley of Vinyl
    The Valley of VinylWith this new project for Dublin Vinyl, we tap into the community of music lovers, who are discovering the joys of music experienced on the oldest format. If you look at the grooves of a vinyl record through a high magnification microscope you will see these valleys of sound, where the music is actually a physical landscape. Each and every song has a completely different valley, like a musical fingerprint. Discovering the world of vinyl, we captured the exact location of specific placename lyr
  • Harpic
    HarpicCommissioned by Harpic, this series illustrates the germ filled aerosol particles which fly out when a toilet is flushed without closing the lid. Agency: One Green Bean Creative Director: Daniel Roberts Art Director: Toby Rutherford
  • Guinness
    GuinnessPhotography by Jonathan Knowles
  • Gail Porter
    Gail PorterBritish presenter, television personality and former model Gail Porter photographed by Jonathan Knowles with makeup by Robert Frampton
  • McDonald's Moon Landings
    McDonald's Moon LandingsCampaign to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landings by Jonathan Knowles for McDonald's Germany
  • Heineken
    HeinekenHeineken campaign photography by Jonathan Knowles
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Projects credited in
  • #BAGSIE
    #BAGSIE#BAGSIE is a collaborative project curated by Soapbox & Sons, art directed by Emma Taylor of Creative Advice Network and photographed by Jonathan Knowles. In February, ten illustrators and artists were chosen to take part. We each made a self portrait on a paper bag exposing some internal element of ourselves. These were slipped over our heads for a photo shoot in May. The results will be unveiled later this year in an exhibition. My #BAGSIE was a sparrows head constructed from paper bursti
  • Slime Project
    Slime ProjectPhotography by Jonathan Knowles. Set created by me.
  • Luxure Magazine
    Luxure Magazine
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Work history
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    Jonathan Knowles logo
    PhotographerJonathan Knowles
    48a Chancellor's Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9RS, UKFull Time
    Jonathan Knowles is a specialist still life, drinks and liquids photographer based in London and working worldwide. In the past sixteen years, Jonathan has consistently featured in the ‘200 Best Advertising Photographers in the World’ books. He is one of the top 10 all time winners in the Graphis Annuals, and has been awarded by D&AD, The Art Directors’ Club of New York, The Association of Photographers, Campaign, The Globals and others. Notable commissions include campaigns for many globally recognised brands, such as Coca-Cola, Guinness, and Smirnoff. He is also the creator of the famous O2 bubbles. He shot the Black Sabbath 13 Album cover, as well as directing and filming the footage that is currently played on stage during performances. Black Sabbath loved the imagery and invited Jonathan to the album launch in New York, where he received a friendly strangle of gratitude from Ozzy.
Skills
  • Advertising
  • Drink Photography
  • Still Life Photography
  • Beauty Photography
  • Photography Arts
  • Film Advertising
  • Video Director
  • Filmmaking
  • Art Direction
  • Drinks
Awards
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    IPA Advertising Photographer of the YearInternational Photography Awards
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    Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad PhotographersLürzer's Archive
    Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers cover: Dali
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