Jon Attenborough is an award winning portrait, travel and advertising photographer living and working in London.
A graduate of Film and 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. Over the next eight years he went on to work as an assistant director for TV commercials, dramas and feature films including Wolverine, Superman and Baz Luhrmann’s Australia.
During this 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.
After a decade in Australia he traded Bondi Beach for Hackney. Now firmly back in England and forging a career in an industry he loves, doing something he’s passionate about, he has worked for brands such as American Express, HSBC, Reebok, The North Face, Puma, Nikon, Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine to name a few.
Jon’s images are honest and refreshing, often favouring natural light. His experience working in the film industry and his pared-back approach allows him to draw out the best in his subjects, conveying engaging narratives in one single frame.