Jonathan May’s instinctual ability to take a concept and tell a fascinating visual story is both innovative and compelling. Jonathan loves to find interesting characters and unconventional locations, using colour and treatments to heighten the visual experience. His work visually engages us by drawing us in to share the experience of the subject.
Jonathan won the 2009 Sydney Morning Herald “shoot the chef” competition with his hilarious portrayal of celebrity chef Manu Fieldel on a unicycle, dressed as a circus performer. Jonathan has also been a finalist in Australia’s most prestigious photographic portrait prize HEAD ON in 2010, 2011 and in 2012 where his image “Lina” was also voted as the “People’s choice” winner.
Lurzers Archive magazine named Jonathan one of the Top 200 International Advertising photographers in 2010/11 and again recently for 2012/13.