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Jonathan May

Posted by Maya Davies,

The world captured through Jonathan May’s lens looks pretty bonkers. The eccentric subjects he documents seem like caricatures and parodies of their context. He embraces a sense of absurdity – way too muscly men, lamas etc – as well as building a clear concept and narrative. Looking through his portfolio of personal, portrait and advertising work, it’s often unclear how staged the scenarios really are. May’s talents have been acknowledged worldwide: The Embrace was exhibited as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait prize 2011 and he was voted by Luerzer’s Archive Magazine in the top 200 Ad photographers worldwide for 2012/2013.

Posted by Maya Davies

Maya joined It’s Nice That in 2011 as our first ever events manager as well as writing for the site, in particular about architecture. She left in the summer of 2013.