PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 2017
London: Jon Attenborough
A graduate of Film and Photography at Plymouth University, Jon Attenborough left England in 2002 and headed to Australia with the single aim of bagging himself a job on an Aussie soap in the sunshine.
Through persistence, a bit of luck and ultimately good timing, he got his first break and was hired as a runner on Home & Away. For the first seven years he was an assistant director on TV commercials, dramas and films including 'Wolverine', 'Superman' and Baz Luhrmann’s 'Australia'. During that time, he got the opportunity to work alongside some of the best photographers in the world.
It was these experiences, when they’d come to the set to shoot the actors, that inspired him to pick up a camera and become a photographer himself. After 11 years he traded Bondi Beach for Hackney. Now firmly back in England and forging a career in an industry he loves, doing something he’s passionate about, he has worked for brands such as Reebok, The North Face, Puma, Gillette, Stand Up to Cancer and Fred Perry, to name a few.
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