Jon Cottam was born in London and raised in the idyllic countryside of South Devon. After studying Photography in the British capital, Jon relocated to America where he honed his creative talent. As an internationally recognised photographer, Jon now divides his time between New York, London, and Cape Town.
Jon's inspirations are a compilation of his love for film and his extensive travels to the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa. His photographs are characterised by cinematic compositions and decisive moments. Working theatrical scenes on grand scales he employs the distinct stylistic elements of film, adeptly weaving editorials into compelling narratives and themes. Whilst his celebrity portraiture can be spotted in billboard-sized ad campaigns, his craft extends to editorial fields, referencing his fine art training.
His body of work is extremely versatile but his approach is always the same - his relaxed, effortless, yet down to earth manner generates an atmosphere of trust and authenticity that helps him to achieve the very best results. Jon has received numerous awards of recognition and exhibited his photographs internationally. With a strong client base in North America, Europe and South Africa, Jon Cottam currently resides in London.
Selected Client List:
Adidas, BBC, Cadbury, Christopher Shannon, Comic Relief, Dune, Flaunt Magazine, Leitz, Macmillan, Radio Times, Revlon, Sky TV, Sony Music, Sport Relief, Total Film Magazine, Universal Music, Vivienne Westwood, & Volkswagen
Alesha Dixon, Alex Jones, Amanda Holden, Amy Willerton, Anita Dobson, Bear Grylls, Bob Mortimer, Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE, Chelsee Healey, Cheryl Cole, Claire Skinner, Claudia Winkleman, Colin O'Donoghue, Crystal Reed, Dara O'Briain, Davina McCall, Davinia Taylor, Denise Van Outen, Dermot O'Leary, Edith Bowman, Edwina Currie, Emmy Rossum, Fearne Cotton, Gaby Roslin, Gary Barlow, Greg James, Harry Judd, Helen Skelton, Holly Valance, Hugh Dennis, Jack Dee, Jack Osbourne, James McAvoy, James Nesbitt, Jason Donovan, Jimmy Somerville, Jo Brand, Katerina Graham, Katharine McPhee, Keith Lemon, Kimberley Walsh, Kirsty Gallacher, Laura Whitmore, Lulu, Mel C, Mcfly, Muse, Nancy Dell'olio, Nick Grimshaw, Paddy McGuinness, Philip Glenister, Rory Bremner, Russell Grant, Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, Sarah Hadland, Sarah Millican, Sophie Okoneada OBE, Steph & Dom, Tess Daly, Tim Russ, & Zoe Ball
Amir Kahn, Ashley McKenzie, Audley Harrison MBE, Barry McGuigan MBE, Ellie Simmonds, Elise Christie, James Haskell, Lewis Hamilton, Louis Smith, Natasha Jonas, Robbie Savage, & Roger Black MBE