More about Jonathan
"When I attended the open day, there was a strong ethos of critical practice being an integral part of studying a medium that is arguably reliant on practical skills. The course was recommended by numerous people as one of the best institutions in the country for photography. The programme excelled in being able to cater to individual needs of students. In an industry as diverse as Photography, this kind of varied expertise is invaluable.
"NTU provides a great place to study, there is always opportunities to further yourself independently through your studies while also utilising extra facilities which, after working out how to use them, became an important part of my study.
"I worked with an American portrait photographer during my study at NTU while he was developing a European portfolio. This changed a lot of my perceptions and clarified a few more, regarding the practice of professional photographers. It confirmed for me that after graduating I did want to be a photographer. The work experience I undertook was crucial in applying skills I had learnt on the course to a real world environment and having this opportunity alongside the support of the University was a great help.
"My final project addresses the topic of 'Peak Oil' - the point at which oil production is at its highest, after which it enters terminal decline. The project aims to photograph petrol stations, silent, yet vibrant reminders of our dependency on 'black gold', in an aesthetically engaging way in order to attract people into engaging with the subject matter."