Bath, United Kingdom
The London College of Communication
Born in the West Midlands in 1981, he studied Product Design for three years before turning to photography. Following a brief period as a staff photographer for a newspaper network in the Midlands, Jon left to study for an MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication.
Since 2007, he has been undertaking commissions and working on a long term personal project voyaging to remote British Overseas Territories in the South Atlantic Ocean. This work has culminated to form his first monograph ‘Empire’, available to order here.
Clients include The Sunday Times Magazine, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Financial Times Magazine, Monocle, Nokia, Saturday Telegraph Magazine, and TIME.
Jon currently resides in the city of Bath, UK.
60,000 miles, 32 days at sea, 400 rolls of film — British photographer Jon Tonks went through a lot to capture life and the remains of an empire on four of the most isolated islands in the world.