Jonathan Mehring is an award-winning photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2015 he released his first book, Skate the World – Photographing One World of Skateboarding, published by National Geographic. His unique style of adventure travel coupled with action and lifestyle photography has taken him to over 30 countries around the globe. Some of these epic journeys include riding motorbikes through Vietnam, taking a riverboat up the Amazon, riding the Trans Siberian Railway, and road tripping through India, all with a skateboard by his side.
Mehring earned a BFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University, and was the first of his class to be published, completing stories for Thrasher and Slap magazines before graduating. He has since been published in national and international editorials including Rolling Stone, Details, Le Monde, The Wall St. Journal, Huck, Skateboarder, Transworld, Thrasher, and Monster Children. He has exhibited his photographs at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, Rotterdam, Köln, Honolulu, and Richmond, Virginia. Commercial clients include Nike, Converse, Vans, Adidas, Levis, Burton, RVCA, Quiksilver, and Red Bull.