Bronze / 2019 / Portraiture / Culture
Born in China and placed into care at a young age, Xueli was adopted and moved to The Netherlands. She now lives a very happy life modelling and raising awareness for albinism - we were very lucky to meet and photograph her.Photography: Jonathan Knowles
Art Direction: Josie Gealerng⠀⠀
Hair: Robert Frampton ⠀⠀
Assistant: Madison Blackwood⠀⠀
Model Agency: Zebedee Management⠀
Jonathan Knowles is one of the leading photographers of his generation. Specialising in graphic still life, liquid and beauty, Jonathan’s unique photographic style has earned him award-winning advertising commissions worldwide.
In the past ten years, Jonathan has consistently featured in the ‘200 Best Advertising Photographers in the World’ books. He is one of the top 10 all time award winners in the Graphis Annuals.
Notable commissions include campaigns for many globally recognised brands, such as Coca-Cola, Guinness, and Smirnoff. He is also the creator of the famous O2 bubbles.
He shot the Black Sabbath 13 Album cover, as well as directing and filming the footage that is currently played on stage during performances. Black Sabbath loved the imagery and invited Jonathan to the album launch in New York, where he received a friendly strangle of gratitude from Ozzy.