A solo show by Jonathan Chritchley

Show starts 5th October with the Launch Party at 6pm and runs until the 4th November.

This is big news for Taylor-Jones & Son - he’s shown all over from Brazil to France but it’s been 10 years since Jonathan has done an exhibition in the UK and we are pretty chuffed he’s doing this one with us. If you are into your photography you will know both his name and his work, but for those less familiar with it, let us tell you more.

Jonathan has built a reputation on creating exquisite black and white work of predominently 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 incredibly 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, England, Jonathan became infatuated with the sea after moving to the famous sailing town of Lymington on the country's south coast 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 in order to return to his true passion; a combination of the sea and fine art photography.

Dark Horse V 105cm x 105cm Ltd Edition of 12 - 6 remaining

Dark Horse V 105cm x 105cm Ltd Edition of 12 - 6 remaining

He has now worked in over 35 countries, including Mozambique, Japan, China, Cambodia, Chile, Greenland and South Africa. Jonathan was named one of the 'Top 100 Photographers of All Time' by the Sunday Times. 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.

Pierre-Yves Cousteau, son of legendary ocean adventurer Jacques Cousteau and himself a renowned ocean conservationist, writes about Jonathan: "In today's hyperactive, overpopulated world, our minds are never at peace. We constantly run from one thing to the next, rarely reflecting on our lives, on our dreams, or on what we really want or need. The mind is like water; only able to reflect when it is perfectly still. Jonathan Chritchley's stunning photography is an invitation to throw away the superfluous. His choice of black and white combined with the purity and simplicity of his chosen subject matter encourages us to escape the madness of our modern societies, and seek refuge in his ocean of tranquility. "

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 3 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.

“Anyway The Wind Blows” Limited Edition of 3 105cmx105cm Exclusive to Taylor-Jones & Son

“Anyway The Wind Blows” Limited Edition of 3 105cmx105cm Exclusive to Taylor-Jones & Son

If you would like to come to the show launch please be sure to contact us to let us know as numbers are limited and spaces are already going quick. On our news page - if you’d like to hear a little from the man himself we have a quick fire interview with him. In the mean time if you would like a pre-sales catalogue then contact us on sonja@sonjataylorjones.co.uk - your chance to beat the crowd to the best images. We can’t wait to see you in the gallery.

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An Exhibition by Richard Friend with Brian Addison and Patricia Volk

Richard Friend is launching his first major exhibition in two years and we're delighted to say its with us at Taylor-Jones & Son. In that time Richard's work has gone from strength to strength with a huge surge in demand for his work. Key to this success has been the arrival of his dreamlike, mystical and magical forest paintings, often created on a vast scale. Exploring times spent with his father walking through the lanes and paths of the Kentish countryside, he recalls tales about what may have lived in the forests and woods beyond. These pieces engluf the senses with a riot of colour and form that shouldn't work, but someone out of chaos, shape and form defy the immediate and take you to another enchanted, fairytale world where the imagination can get lost in a place of wonder. 


Joining Richard will be Brian Addison. Brian has a fascinating story. Once a very successful working artist based in the North East of England, he left the art world, unsure it still had meaning for him after the exhausting and constant demand for his work. He re-trained and found solace as a landscape gardener. Ten years later he feels ready to return in earnest to his first love and we're delighted to be part of that journey. His pastel and graphite life studies of the female form take us to long hot summer nights, lost in the realm between fantasy and reality, of longing and perhaps loss. There is something deeply moving about Brian's work that is hard to identify, yet incredibly satisfying.

Completing the trio is the wonderful Patricia Volk, fresh from the success of being asked to create an ident for ITV. We rarely offer sculpture in the gallery but we are truly pleased to be able to show her incredible ceramic work. Widely regarded as one of the finest ceramic artist working in the world today, Patricia's has exhibited across the UK and and abroad and it's a real scoop to have her work showing in this exhibition. 

There is a pre launch PDF available to view if you’d like one please contact us. - richard@richardtaylorjones.co.uk

  1. If you would like to join us for the Private View please let us know by contacting sonja@sonjataylorjones.co.uk

    Moon One 19th April

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MOON ONE by Richard Taylor-Jones

Launch Date April 19th 2019

7 images exploring the balance and composition of life through the singularity of the moon set into the sea and sky. This is one of the most eagerly anticipated exhibitions of the last 12 months. An exploration of one fundamnetal element of human existance and the human sense centering self. Moon One is a set of limited edition photographs shot over the English Channel in late 2018 and the start of the artists new exploration of the moon.

The Exhibition Launches April 19th 6pm in the gallery which is Good Friday and the date of the full moon this month. We would love to see you there and you’ll get the chance to talk to Richard about his work. Send us an email if you would like to attend. RSVP sonja@sonjataylorjones.co.uk