Photography Annual Submission Spotlight:
Jonathan Knowles: Space and Time


Jonathan Knowles’ interstellar soup

Jonathan Knowles submitted Space and Time to the Graphis Photography Annual 2013 competition. These miniature studio imaginings of epic interstellar collisions rely as much on a vast technical expertise as on virtuoso color arrangements.

Knowles is known for his high-speed photographic captures of liquid in flight, and these cosmic variations in controlled chaos share a lineage with the experimental combinations of smoke, paint, chemicals, and fluorescent dyes that visual effects artists like Douglas Trumbull use to visualize the cryptic, galactic sequences in films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Tree of Life.

Knowles has described the series elsewhere as a personal project “exploring the dawn of time and birth of a solar system”.


Other related 2013 high-speed camera work by Knowles were his Ink Series and Broken Britain for Wieden and Kennedy and The Guardian.

Knowles also submitted Flaviana Gold and Sophie H, both which earned him a Gold, Red Dress, Batman, Captain America, Flaviana Bronze, Exhaustion, and Sandstorm. He’s a prolific investigator of visual communication.

Our upcoming Photography Annual 2014 competition features the most compelling and influential photography of the year. Prizes consist of gold and platinum awards, with winning entries published in the Photography Annual 2014.

To submit your own work to the Photography Annual 2014 competition, click here. But don’t wait! The final deadline for entry submissions is coming up quick.

Photographer: Jonathan Knowles
Client: 125 Magazine
Country: United Kingdom

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