Jonathan’s Top 5 Explosive Photoshoots

Jonathan Knowles is renowned for his dynamic photographic style and impressive technical knowledge. Rather than relying on post production, the majority of Jonathan’s explosions are done ‘for real’. From exploding flowers to fruit, Jonathan has selected his top 5 explosive photoshoots and shared the methods behind the madness…     5. Appleman’s Cider Hasselblad H6D-100c...

Light Painting in 5 Easy Steps

Light painting is a technique that Jonathan uses for both still life and portrait assignments. Global brands such as Coca-Cola, Heineken, Rimmel and Nespresso have all commissioned Jonathan for this distinctive style. The light painting method involves using a small, portable light source so that the photographer can ‘paint’ the subject during a long exposure,...

Rain Maker

In all this heat, creating a desert set to photograph a beautiful Bulgari necklace for the front cover of Luxure Magazine’s Rainmaker issue was easier than usual. Jonathan worked closely with Editor in Chief Reggie Ansah, and Fashion editor Shivani Lal for this image, with the surface being carefully crafted by Mandy Smith.

Pantene Wings

This is a delicate and light-hearted ad campaign for Pantene’s foaming conditioner. Jonathan worked on the project with Holly de Roy, Ant McGinty from Grey London.

Whatever the Weather

Whatever the weather is a selection of Givenchy beauty photographs shot with Jonathan’s usual twist. Using a range of lighting and special effects techniques, he explored the textures and colours of the products themselves.

6 x 6

We’re pleased to announce Jonathan’s inclusion in ‘6×6’, Getty Images first represented contemporary fine art exhibition. The exhibition features work from Jonathan’s ‘Time’ project and is currently showing at Getty Images Gallery until 3rd October. Jonathan has also been at the helm of the gallery’s Instagram feed this week.


Looking to explore the current notions of the self portrait, #Bagsie is a creative collaboration between Creative Advice Network, Soapbox & Sons and Jonathan Knowles. The project sought out the talents and personal interpretations of 10 artists, asking each to draw/paint/create a self portrait on a paper bag that reflected their personality within.    Tomorrow...

#Bagsie in the press

It’s all hands on deck here as we head towards our #Bagsie exhibition private view. It’s been exciting to see the press release go out and to be getting such great reviews in the press. Huge thanks to Design Week and Digital Arts for the kind words. You can read the full articles by clicking...

Studio Refurb

We’re currently in the middle of a very exciting refurb. We have stripped the studio bare, and are showing off the buildings history with features such as this T Crapper & Co original drain, along with many others. We are building in more storage for Jonathan’s incredible prop collection, ready for anything a brief can...

Behind the Scenes – Christmas Clea

  This is a little outtake from our Christmas card shoot with the lovely Clea from Storm Models. Merry Christmas and have a very happy New Year!


Movember is here! At the studio we have been getting into the mood with the beautiful Izzy Good and Clea Martin from Storm Models. Happy Movember!

W Hotel Verbier

Jonathan recently worked with creative agency Theobald Fox to create these icy images to promote the opening of the W Hotel in the Swiss ski resort, Verbier. The music deck and other items where frozen in blocks of ice and Jonathan’s creative lighting created these slick and cool images. Enjoy! Design Director: Konstantinos Gargaletsos  


Here is another one of Jonathan’s recent commissions for you to feast your eyes on. Agency: Iris London Creatives: Ollie Agius & Pete Ioulianou  


    Jonathan recently collaborated with the very talented stylist, Kyle Bean, on this Celebrations project. The idea was to display the act of celebration in a slightly different way. We were all really happy with the outcome and had a lot of fun sourcing all the props. It’s amazing what one can buy when...

Brand Warriors Teaser

A little teaser of the Brand Warriors shoot – watch out for more soon…..

Black Sabbath

It was good news when we found out Jonathan would be working with Zip Design on the new Black Sabbath album cover. 13 is Black Sabbath’s first studio album for 35 years.   The concept is iconic, and it was felt by all the team that the best way to achieve it was ‘for real’....


Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas from all of us here in the Studio!

The May Fair Hotel

As the winter weather approaches, Jonathan’s new campaign for the May Fair Hotel is getting us in the festive mood. In this still life shoot for Team Saatchi, Jonathan worked with creative team Marissia Thomadaki and Roslyn Waud, and creative directors Eoghain Clarke and Matt Hearn. The elements creating the snowflakes within the globe are...

50 Shades of Grey

Jonathan worked with DLKW Lowe creative director, Helen Rhodes, to create this series of dust covers for the 50 Shades of Grey series of books by E L James. The books are known for their ‘mummy porn’ read, so these dust covers with titles such as ‘Fifty Trades of Clay‘ and ‘Fifty Raids of Malay’ will hopefully...

Luxure Fearless

These sparkling new shots from Jonathan are featured in the latest Fearless issue of Luxure Magazine. We worked with carefully targeted laser beams to exaggerate the craftsmanship of the pieces bringing out their Fearless Beauty. We were lucky enough to be working with some stunning jewellery from the most prestigious brands from around the world:...

One Eyeland

We’re very pleased to be featured this week on One Eyeland. Not only has Jonathan been awarded Picture of the Day, he’s also Photographer of the Week. We’re very proud to see his music archive being so well received.