Jon Arnold has been passionate about photography ever since he bought his first camera in a small shop in Wells, England, an Olympus OM-1 film camera, when he was 15. His passion for travel and landscape started much earlier in childhood during the annual family pilgrimages south to the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Following wise parental advise he pursued a degree in Architecture at Brighton but shortly after completing the BA section of the course was lured away on a trip to China to see the world beyond the safe boundaries of western Europe. On his return he took a short course in photography at the London College of Printing (known now as the University of the Arts London) before embarking on a career in travel photography.
For 8 years, from 1993, he travelled many parts of the world supplying the Telegraph Colour Library photo agency in London which was eventually bought by Getty Images. In 2001 he set up his own travel stock photo agency and in 2009 merged with John Warburton-Lee Photography to form AWL Images which is now considered one of the foremost high end travel photo agencies in the world.
Alongside running the agency Jon Arnold still travels extensively and shoots mainly for AWL Images where his images have graced many book, brochure and magazine covers. He has travelled to 50+ countries often revisiting places on repeated occasions. He shoots architecture, landscape, people, luxury hotels and aerials using mostly Canon equipment - lately the 5d mk-iv and an array of Canon and Zeiss lenses, numerous Lee filters and his trusted Gitzo carbon fibre tripods. For aerial work he uses a Kenyon KS-6.
When he's not working he likes reading Tolstoy and Graham Greene, collecting travel books, and when not reading spends time at home with his wife and 2 children in Guildford, Surrey in England.
If you are interested in commissioning Jon Arnold for photographic work please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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