To be photographed for the cover of the Independent magazine, Alicia would arrive at the hotel, have her hair and make-up done, then I’d have thirty minutes.
She arrived on time and I was ready. Light was fading and I wanted a window image. It was November and London was zone five at it’s brightest.
So Alicia had her make-up done and then had her hair ……. braided.
For two hours.
Luckily she was lovely and perhaps noticed that I was going into cardiac arrest by the time she arrived. She was all good for holding this two second exposure … a lot of times, until I was sure we’d got it.
Jonathan works from London and New York as a freelance commercial photographer. His work has appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions, most recently on permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery.
All current exhibition work and his extensive archive of commissioned portraits are available upon request and most are available as limited edition prints.
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It was in recognition of this work that in 2009 Jonathan was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
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