Published: 06:00, 12 October 2019
Photographer Jonathan Chritchley has exhibited all over the world.
Therefore it is somewhat a triumph he's chosen a gallery in Deal for his first UK show in 10 years.
“This is big news for Taylor Jones & Son” say gallery owners Sonja and Richard Taylor Jones.
And with his black and white fine art pictures adorning the walls of their High Street gallery until November they are quite right to trumpet the coup.
“We are pretty chuffed he’s doing this one with us.” said Sonja who opened the gallery in 2013 with husband Richard.
Richard, a photographer and nature cameraman for BBC Countryfile, The One Show, Coast and Springwatch, added: “If you are into your photography you will know both his name and his work.”
Jonathan has built a reputation of creating exquisite black and white images, predominently of Carmargue Horses, and the sails of classic yachts.
He has won numerous awards and is in demand all over the world to talk about his distinctive style.
His instantly recognisable work is seen around the world in exhibitions, galleries, magazines and books, and form part of many fine art collections internationally.
His regular clients include Ralph Lauren, Hilton International, Fortuny and P&O Luxury Cruises.
Born in London, Jonathan became infatuated with the sea after moving to the famous sailing town of Lymington at the age of 14.
Years later, having moved to the South of France, he gave up a successful career as a marketing and brand director to return to his true passion; a combination of the sea and fine art photography.
He has now worked in over 35 countries, including Mozambique, Japan, China, Cambodia, Chile, Greenland and South Africa.
The Sunday Times named Jonathan one of the Top 100 Photographers of All Time.
His first book, SILVER, a 136 page fine art art edition, was published in 2014, and in 2016 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).
An active supporter of ocean conservation, Jonathan currently resides in the South of France with his wife and young family.
Richard added: “Jonathan’s fascination with water born subject matter is a perfect fit for us here at Taylor-Jones & Son.
“Being on the coast we have a strong waterscape theme running through the gallery and sea horses and sails just couldn’t be a better mix as far as we’re concerned.
“We’re looking to start a good long term relationship and as part of that we have secured something very very special.
“Not only is Any Way The Wind Blows the name of the exhibition it is also a limited edition print of only three that is totally exclusive to Taylor-Jones & Son. “The image of black sails is unlike anything else Jonathan has released and is really going to cause a stir with his collectors.
“Be sure to feast your eyes on this print when you come to see the show which features over 20 photographs.”
Any Way the Wind Blows opened on Saturday and runs until November 4. It can be visited at Taylor Jones & Son, 114 High Street, Deal from 10am-5pm Wednesday to Saturday and 11am-3pm Sundays.
The Gallery’s website has published a quick fire interview with Jonathan. To read it, click here.