It’s Thursday night, you’re still closed inside the office, you’re kinda tired, kinda fed up with your job for that day. You put on some random music, oh nice song, and then another one shuffle in, uh that’s sick, and look at its cover! Love that picture, but, who’s the photographer?
Nothing’s better than some good music; nothing but some good music, with some good pictures.
Don’t judge a song by its cover, or maybe do it.
Jonathan Mannion (born December 3, 1970) is a noted photographer and film director. Mannion has shot over 300 album covers working with hip hop and R&B performers including Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Aaliyah, Outkast, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Brandy Norwood and Kendrick Lamar. He was also the photographer behind the Beats by Dre “Straight Outta” campaign. With English and American ancestry, he was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His father and mother are both Midwest artists. His mother is from London and his father from Brooklyn. Mannion studied at Kenyon College in Ohio graduating with honors. In 1996 he moved from Cleveland to New York City.
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ELLA MAI. Proud of this one!! Straight out of the camera, ready to GO! Elegant gesture, wonderfully textured, fresh color palate… we gave a beautiful image to the world. Thank you @ellamai for believing in my vision. I pray that this is the first of many moments of creation in our future. Blessings on your spectacular project!! @mekoyohannes, I appreciate you sir! Great styling @dianne… as always! Special thank you to Adam @blackmancruz for your unparalleled kindness. My whole crew, #TeamMannion, we made magic again! I’m ever-grateful for your support and couldn’t work at the level I do without you all! @korishadrickofficial, so very official! #EllaMai