DOCUMENTARY ON DAILY LIFE AT WESTMINSTER SCHOOL
I have just finished a documentary of daily life in the famous Westminster School in central London. Covering academic 2017/18, it follows my preferred style: un-posed subjects photographed using only ambient light
As with my other documentary work it involved a close relationship with everyone, staff, pupils and parents, in this leading school with its exceptionally busy programme. I photographed all parts of the school's life, often without those present really being conscious of my being there. My work is all about the picture; the photographer is absolutely not part of the story
The school is shortly to publish a new book of many of my images. The title, Ad Te Levavi, is the opening line in the school's weekly latin prayers: Unto thee I have lifted up my eyes
EXHIBITION HELD IN BRISTOL
FLEETING ENCOUNTERS WITH TEN CATHEDRALS
Commissioned by Bristol Cathedral, this exhibition was on for May 2017. Taken from my cathedral series, it illustrated our transient relationship with surrounding culture, amid the glorious architecture of ten cathedrals.
See this on-line in my gallery: Recent Exhibition in Bristol
WESTMINSTER ABBEY ARCHIVES PROJECT
I have now completed my work on a contemporary photo-documentary of the lives of those who work in and around Westminster Abbey for the Abbey's archives.
This involved taking unposed photographs of the Abbey staff and volunteers going about their daily lives, including much of the less publicised work that goes on behind the scenes. The project ran from July 2016 to June 2017. There is now a wealth of material which we are working on to create a series that will make sense as a contribution to the Abbey's archives.
SOLO EXHIBITION AT PELTZ GALLERY
A solo exhibition at the invitation of PELTZ GALLERY in Bloomsbury. The show ran from September to the end of October 2015 and featured prints from my Arts and Cathedrals series.
More in this series in Arts and Cathedrals in Galleries
SOLO EXHIBITION OF JONAS PHOTOGRAPHS AT CANARY WHARF
A solo exhibition of 64 of my photographs, hosted by CANARY WHARF GROUP from 23 June to 29 August 2014 in One Canada Square
Meanwhile 2013 was a good year. The ROYAL ACADEMY selected one of my photographs for its SUMMER EXHIBITION 2013.
JONAS PHOTOGRAPHS USED BY NATIONAL CHURCHES TRUST
The National Churches Trust used my photographs to illustrate their 2013 Annual Review.
This is part of a longer relationship with them in which i provide a series of my movement in churches images for their publications
More in this series in Arts & Cathedrals in Galleries.