Jonny Nicholson Posted June 18, 2016 Share Posted June 18, 2016 Hi all, Thought I'd announce myself on here. I'm Jonny (I've registered as Jonathan, but Jonny is my friendly/informal name) Nicholson. I've previously worked with Demotix and NurPhoto. I've had success with them. Photos used by BBC News, Bild, Les Echos, Le Figaro, Forbes, France TV, The Guardian/Observer, Gulf News, Haaretz, New York Magazine, Der Spiegel, Time, The Times/Sunday Times, Times Literary Supplement, The Wall Street Journal and others. My proudest achievement is having a credited (as in Jonathan Nicholson/Corbis) photo printed in The Guardian. The photo was one submitted to Demotix, but whatever. I've had a photo submitted to NurPhoto printed by The Times with a similar credit. I have contributed to Alamy before, but I was going through a very difficult time and so I kind of had to finish things. I'm not sure if that was right, but in some ways I don't regret it as I might not be here today had I not done that. I'm not sure what to photograph as, I often feel, I have to pick one topic and stick with that. Ok, its probably not the case, but its the way my autistic mind works. Bare in mind too, I'm also prone to self-destruction and can push people away even if its not necessary. Its code for "I've got mental health issues." I'm not the only one, but sometimes I feel self-concious that, even if, its one-in-four then I'm that one. I've also made a few photographic career mistakes in the past, but I don't want to repeat those. I have a couple of CBT sessions which is helping and I have a support worker to lean on when things are perhaps at the worst now, so hopefully I can have a bit more of a go at things. You can all find me on twitter via @@_jonnynicholson. I'm based in Stockport and in the short term at least will mainly be photographing in and around Manchester. I'd like street photography, but am game for any type of photography. Its more the challenge of creating something meaningful as well as perfect. In some ways I came to Alamy as a natural choice. I've done NGO work in Malawi when I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2012 (with an MA (Hons) in Economic and Social History. Still, as interesting as the might be, subject might be it doesn't tell me what's going to be reported tomorrow). I even wrote a little blog, illustrating it with my own photography in Malawil and you're welcome to view it https://skipglasgow.wordpress.com. Probably the best thing I did out there though was putting a plaster on a kid's knee when he was upset having cut his knee. I'm probably going to photograph mainly news/for news, since that's what interests me. Still, I'm not sure that I care about doing just the big stuff. Like I say, I've made mistakes and I feel like starting over at the bottom (bottom of the assignment list, since I'm new here). I remember someone even asking me "How long do you want to do it for?" I replied "For as long as I can." Ok, so its probably not a career, but hopefully it can be more than a hobby I get paid for. I find I can do stock photography, but the world is too interesting to leave and go in to a bubble of my own ideas. Culture is probably the most uplifting topic for me. Enjoyable, light, interesting and diverse. I was really impressed with Li Bunyan's performance of his 'Deathless Love' which he premiered in Manchester. I went along to photograph the launch of Jackson Pollock's exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Its said, "Everyone who has seen a Jackson Pollock painting, instantly likes his work." I don't know if that's true for everyone, but its true for me. Actually, I was blown away. Enough about me. How are you doing? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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