Jonathan Postal, Photographer
Portrait – Includes photographs of Spain, the cartoonist who drew Trashman; Jerry "The King" Lawler, the professional wrestler; Wayne Wang the director of the films Joy Luck Club, Smoke, and Snow Falling on the Cedars; Sam Phillips, the founder of Sun Record Studios in Memphis and the first person to record Elvis Presley; Bob & Tom of the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show; Elmore Leonard, the novelist who wrote Get Shorty; Timothy Dalton; Richard Linklater, the director of the films Mall Rats and Slackers; Wanda Wilson, owner of the P&H Bar and Grill; and Craig Brewer, the independent film maker of The Poor And Hungry.
Travel and Lifestyle - Travel photography from places including as Memphis, Tucson, Phoenix, Route 66, New Mexico, Austin, Texas, St. Louis, Houston, Mane, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando Florida, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Montreal Canada, Detroit, San Francisco, Fresno California, Nashville and Knoxville Tennessee, Toledo Ohio, Denver Colorado, New Orleans Louisiana, and Mississippi, Connecticut, and Tijuana, Mexico.
Editorial - Includes editorial photography shot on assignments for various magazines and books.
Published Editorial - This section displays covers and page layouts as they appeared when published in magazines and books. It includes a Mojo Magazine cover featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan, New Orleans Magazine covers, a Guitar World Magazine cover with Brian Setzer, Eye Magazine covers, a Skin Art magazine cover, a Time Out magazine cover, an album cover for CBS records for The Leon Thomas Blues Band, and a Rolling Stone Magazine cover.
Advertising - Features reproductions of advertisements that Jonathan Postal photographed for clients such as Max Factor, Long Life Beer, SAS, and Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Music - Contains portrait photographs of musicians including Chuck Berry; Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats; Deborah Harry of Blondie; Jimmie Vaughan; Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones; Alejandro Escovedo; Bo Diddly; Jay Farrar of Sun Volt and Uncle Tupelo; Willie Nelson; Blind Mississippi Morris; Cordell Jackson, the Rockin Granny; Albert King; Adrian Balew; and Hank Willams III.
Fashion - Fashion photography for clients such as Vogue Vanity, Vogue Pelle, Caroline Charles and Liz Claiborne.
Still Life - Samples of Jonathan Postal's still life, table top, and product photography.
Architecture - Architectural photographs of the exteriors of skyscrapers, office complexes, resorts, churches, and houses, as well as interior photographs of homes.
Catalog - Sample of Jonathan Postal's catalog photography
Corporate - Sample of Jonathan Postal's corporate photography
fine art photography
Culture & Subculture – Black and White fine art photographs documenting various activities integral to the cultural fabric of America, ranging from boxing, mud wrestling, strip clubs, and burlesque girls to ballet, the classic car culture, bikers, and true believers in the Baptist Church.
Another Roadside Attraction – Color fine art photographs of roadside landscapes along Old Route 66 in the American Southwest, including photos of the Cadillac Ranch and the Dinosaur Parks.
Twenty Images – This section is a rotating portfolio of 10 Black and White photographs focusing on one subculture from Jonathan Postal's larger body of fine art work documenting various aspects of the cultural life of America. It currently features Shout Baptist Church Services, but it will be changed every few months. Future content may include boxers, ballerinas, mud wrestlers, Elvis impersonators, dancers, or even cowboys.
Polaroid Transfers– These are images made using a process which transfers the emulsion of a Polaroid photograph onto a piece of paper during the developing process.
Infrared– These black and white fine art photographs are made using infrared film, which reads a different wave length of light than standard film and human vision. It interprets tones differently and lends a slightly dreamy quality to the images.
Punk Rock and New Wave– These are photographs taken in the 1970’s and early 1980’s documenting the inception of the Punk and New Wave music movements in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City. This section includes photographs of The Clash, Deborah Harry and Blondie, Joan Jett and the Runaways, Devo, Iggy Pop, David Byrne of the Talking Heads, Billy Idol of Generation X, Television, Hugh Cornwall of the Stranglers, The Sex Pistols, PIL, The Ramones, Readymades, The Avengers, Crime, The Nuns, The Mutants, Sting and The Police, The Cramps, Mink DeVille, The Damned, The Dead Boys, and The Dictators.
Weddings – Jonathan Postal photographs weddings in a reportage style using black and white 35mm film.
Animals – Sample of Jonathan Postal's animal photography
Children – Sample of Jonathan Postal's children photography
Madonna and Child – Sample of Jonathan Postal's Madonna and Child photography
Intimate – Sample of Jonathan Postal's intimate photography
Seniors – Sample of Jonathan Postal's senior photography
Family – Sample of Jonathan Postal's family photography
Portraits – Sample of Jonathan Postal's portrait photography
Route 66 – This travel diary describes the photographer's experiences during his recent trip down Old Route 66 in the American Southwest.
Tijuana – This travel diary describes the photographer's recent trip Tijuana, Mexico.
New Orleans – This travel diary relates photographer's experiences during a documentary photo assignment in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Toledo – This travel diary sardonically muses about life in Toledo, Ohio.
Knoxville – This travel diary describes the photographer's experiences during a documentary photo assignment Knoxville, Tennessee.
Biography – The biography of photographer and musician Jonathan Postal, who has done many interesting things in the time since his birth in New York City, such as playing in rock bands including Readymades and the Avengers, and traveling around the world on photo assignments. Postal currently resides in Memphis, TN and works as a freelance professional photographer.
Exhibitions – Chronological listing of exhibitions of Jonathan Postal's fine art photography at galleries and museums around the world.