“I think the ordinary is a very under-exploited aspect of our lives because it is so familiar. ”
— Martin Parr
My work is rooted in my interests in documentary and portrait photography.
When shooting portraits I am seeking a true sense of a subject,a glimpse of person framed in a real environment. In my landscapes and documentary work it is about capturing a true sense of the place and attempting to convey a narrative. I am always trying to capture a sense of authenticity in my work.
Portraiture has always been a passion of mine, since having our two daughters I developed my own approach to children's and family portraiture and lifestyle work.
My name is Michael-John Jennings, I am a photographer based in Essex in the UK, working across London and the South-East.
I have worked in Photography for my entire career, currently working as a Content Specialist in the vast photographic archives of The Times at News UK where I have curated several photographic exhibitions. I practise my photographic work alongside this.
I live in Southend-on-Sea with my wife and two daughters, when not at work can be found wandering along the Essex coastline with my camera or in our local park with the family.
For more information, photographic commissions and collaborations please do get in contact. Look forward to hearing from you.