“When I was eight years old I was amazed by Harold Edgerton’s iconic milk splash image on the wall of my school’s science laboratory. I held onto that inspiration through my teenage years, when I bought my first camera. On the first roll of film in that camera, frames 16 and 17 were of splashing milk.
Since then, I have been fascinated by the ‘unseen forms of nature’ hidden within liquids and other natural elements. I have dedicated my life to capturing the beauty of these elusive moments, both in stills photography, and more recently using high speed motion cameras.”
Jonathan Knowles is an advertising photographer and filmmaker based in London, United Kingdom. Born in Yorkshire and raised in Windsor, Jonathan has been obsessed with photography since getting his first camera at 16 years old. He was hired for his first commissioned work one year later. Since then, he has created stunning imagery that captures the essence of powerful brands and catapults them to new heights.
A pioneer in liquids and drinks photography, Jonathan has influenced an entire category of advertising photography. He has the expertise to freeze time and capture physical elements in their pure and natural states. He has applied his masterful ability in still photography to filmmaking. Jonathan has created entire crossmedia campaigns including posters, print ads, TV commercials, websites and social media. Browse his work here.