Jonathan and his long-time collaborator, the fabulous food stylist Peta O’Brien worked together on this powerful graphic personal project. Both aware of the negative impact of plastic in our seas they developed this series loosely based on a distant memory of ships in (damaged plastic) bottles. There was only a small amount of retouching needed and everything on set was recycled and composted.
A new personal series by Jonathan Minster looking at the abstract beauty of offal with just a hint of Rothko. The project shot in collaboration with food stylist Peta O'Brien features obedient kidneys with mustard, liver and bacon and the ever textural tripe and onions. Delicious.
These studies were based upon trainee tattoo artists working on pork flesh before moving to human commissions as pig skin is anatomically similar to that of humans. In this personal series, Jonathan wanted to suggest that the animal has been tattooed prior to being slaughtered. He now has a great relationship with his butcher who believes Jonathan is a very adventurous cook. Currently Jonathan's taking a break from eating pork.... and musing on the ethics of factory farming.
Personal series in collaboration with food stylist Peta O'Brien who conceptualised and styled the project based on personal experience. The images show precision and strength juxtaposed with apprehension and I love them.
Jonathan was delighted to be involved in this project with Jessica Dance and Jon Burgerman. Jon created the characters, Jessica turned the illustrations into wonderful 3-dimensional knitted characters and Jonathan photographed and animated them. Soya milk really does fly. Believe.
Jonathan wanted to see if he could create natural phenomenon in an enclosed and controlled environment. This process turned his workspace into more of a mad scientists lab than a studio, with bottles, hose pipes and jugs of water. Each water shot required a different technique to achieve the desired result, and each phenomenon needed far more water and physical space for the water to move in to naturally create the shapes, than the actual containers would allow.
Jonathan was commissioned by Puma to produce a series of image that encapsulate the unique qualities of each of their three new football boots, Power, Speed and Touch.
Longtime sneaker collector Chris Aylen and Jonathan have been working on a book together cataloging Chris’ collection which will be published later this year.