Our friend Nicole was on set a few weeks back when Jonathan was shooting Cassie for Young & Reckless. Check out her video to see a behind the scenes recap of the day, as well as a preview of the Cassie x Young and Reckless  x Jonathan Mannion images.

The new and improved www.jonathanmannion.com is live. Head over to the site to see new (and old) images by Jonathan, prints for sale, and a whole bunch more.

Mass Appeal Issue #54 hits newsstands this week, and features photographs of legendary graffiti artist Futura 2000. This set of photographs are among the last shot in Jonathan’s East 23rd Street studio.

Head over to Mass Appeal by clicking the link above to read an excerpt from the interview with Futura.

Jonathan recently collaborated with Akoo Clothing Company on a collection of apparel drawing influence from Jonathan’s archive. Jonathan sat down at Agenda Las Vegas to speak about the collaboration.

Last week, Jonathan partnered with Dr. Lee Gause and Smile Design Gallery for a benefit auction to cover the costs of dental work for those in need in Harlem. Our friend Guy over at 1200squad came along to photograph the event and afterwards, spoke with Jonathan about his catalog of images. Head over to 1200squad to read the article by clicking here.


bgolliff asked:

Hey Jonathan, I have been a huge fan for years and I was wondering if there was any way to buy prints of any of your work? Thanks, B


Hi there,

All print inquiries can be directed to store@jonathanmannion.com; shoot us an e-mail and we will be happy to assist you.

Yesterday evening, Revolt TV aired “Mannion, Last Day”, a segment shot during the last day in Jonathan’s studio at 152 East 23rd Street. Jonathan had been shooting out of the studio for just over 10 years when he was given notice the building was going to be demolished at the end of the year. In this video piece, Mannion not only reflects upon his studio and the memories that were created there, but also discusses why he’s looking forward to starting fresh in 2014. Peep the video above, and head over to Revolt TV to read the full article by clicking here.

We would like to extend our thanks to all of those individuals who came out and supported “Uptown in Black & White” as well as the Reverend Jesse Jackson and Mr. Robert Glasper and his band. All proceeds from the show will cover the costs of dental work for individuals at the newly-opened Bowery Mission Shelter in Harlem. We were delighted to partner with Smile Design Gallery to help support this great cause.

Tomorrow evening in NYC, Jonathan will be showing a selection of b/w photographs at “Uptown in Black and White”. Jonathan has teamed up with Smile Design Gallery to raise funds for individuals in need of dental work in Harlem.

In addition to a beautiful photography show, famed jazz musician Robert Glasper will be performing.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link below:

Tickets for show

Today is the last day to purchase the Aaliyah contact sheet. Each sheet measures 20” x 24”, is printed on a fine art paper, and is a reproduction of the original contact sheet Jonathan marked up with his edits. The sheets are $300. To purchase, send an email to store@jonathanmannion.com.


On this day in 1979, Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York. Over the course of her twenty-two years on earth, Aaliyah became one of the most revered female vocalists within the hip-hop and R&B arenas. In honor of Aaliyah’s 35th birthday, Jonathan has decided to release a rare shot of Aaliyah from his 2001 shoot. Rest in Peace Aaliyah, 1979-2001.

Our good friend Phil V over at Frank151 wrote a small piece about Jonathan to coincide with the closing of Jonathan’s studio at 152 East 23rd Street. Head over to Frank151 to read the article by clicking here.

Jonathan is featured on this week’s episode of Esquire TV’s “How I Rock It.” Catch the full show this Wednesday at 10pm EST, but in the meantime, see Jonathan’s segment before it airs.

The OVO x Jonathan Mannion “Welcome To The Family” T-shirt is now available for purchase. Head over to www.octobersveryown.com/shop to pick yours up now. Shirts can also be purchased at the following locations:

"There is something about being based in reality that works for me. I’m not into imposing a far-fetched vision, or some gimmick photography with a gelled-out world with disco balls, Ferraris and unicorns. I am a classic portrait photographer who wants to attach to someone’s heart and soul in that moment as well as make them look as incredible as they can look."

Our friends over at Noisey just released an interview with Jonathan. Check the article by clicking here.