Johnathan Andrews – Self Portrait.

Johnathan Andrews is a versatile photographer, documentary filmmaker, founder of the Johnathan Andrews Academy and freelance journalist.

His passion for photography developed long before 1997 when he created his first image of the Acropolis in Athens and his work has since evolved into a complex operation which now also includes cinematography.

Johnathan’s work has over the years been transformed into 9 publications of the journal entitled Voyage of the Planet as well as numerous documentary films shot in various countries including Israel, Jordan, West Bank/Palestine, Egypt and Uganda.

During 2010 he published a book in the USA entitled A Collection of Photographic Works. In 2012 Johnathan published the book Creating a Photography Portfolio, which received the first prize in the International Book Awards in Los Angeles.

The Johnathan Andrews School of Photography (JASP) was established in 2008 after he received an invitation from a department of the University of South Africa to compile a course in Digital Photography for internal training. To date he has presented training to more than 400 individuals through JASP and in 2011 he presented his first course on invitation, Introduction to Cinematography, at UNISA under the university’s Chance to Advance programme.

He was awarded the Licentiateship Distinction (2010) and the Associateship Distinction (2013) by the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain for photographic work.

As a frequent guest on radio talk shows Johnathan shares his passion for photography and is often a speaker at events on the topic.

Johnathan is immersed in the continuous process of evolving his photography and creative imagery, and challenges himself with the constant quest of “capturing the essence” and “telling the deepest story”.

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Publications by Johnathan Andrews

A Collection of Photographic Works



Johnathan Andrews is a passionate photographer, journalist, and producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has produced numerous documentary films, short creative films and, published nine issues of Voyage of the Planet™ Magazine, and boasts a host of achievements in the areas within which he chooses to operate.

A Collection of Photographic Works is Johnathan’s first book that deals exclusively with his passion for the photographic medium in studio. In this publication he shares some of his private studio work carried out during 2008 and 2009.

This book is filled with creative images, each with a description and short discussion of how the images were achieved technically as well as the thinking behind them. The objective is to share ideas and in the process showcase the Johnathan Andrews brand of photography and creative imagery.

Whether you are a photography enthusiast, photographer, or someone who appreciates art, this book aims to inspire.

Creating a Photography Portfolio



Creating a Photography Portfolio features a portfolio for which South African photographer, Johnathan Andrews, received the Licentiateship Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.

In this book the portfolio photographs are used to discuss various photographic principles, and Johnathan relates the stories behind the images.

The photographs, and the narratives associated with them, provide a powerful insight into the world of photography, and especially the whole concept of telling stories with the use of photographs.

A photographer’s portfolio is a photographic curriculum vitae and this book discusses some of the important aspects to consider when compiling a showcase of photographic work.

This book is not a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio, but instead, a practical example of how it could be done, with emphasis on how life experiences and circumstances impact the creative process.

Featured inside

  • Ten portfolio photographs.
  • Camera settings and technical descriptions of portfolio images.
  • A discussion of The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain Licentiateship Distinction requirements for stills photography.
  • Three captivating and true stories behind the portfolio photographs.
  • “Behind the scenes” photographs.
  • A discussion about your “identity” as a photographer and artist.
  • Aspects to consider when creating a portfolio.

Book Specifications

  • 92 Interior pages
  • Size: 8″ x 10″ / 203mm x 245mm
  • Glossy soft cover
  • Full colour interior
  • Perfect bound
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-620-53007-1


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