Jonathan Frantini is an Italian photographer, born in Ravenna.
He took up photography at an early age in his hometown, and he started working as a freelance photographer in Paris
at the beginnig of the 2000s.
His work deals with an authentic manner giving an unity to his commissioned and un-commissioned projects.
His photographs, predominantly focus on portraiture, seemingly without artifice and a natural look, are linked
to the documentary style, finding insipiration directly from life, from the street, from the vernacular.
Tending to work in series of photographs, he explores the individual and his surrounding experimenting
with the photographic medium both in analogue and digital.
Notable collaborations include working with Dries Van Noten, Maison Martin Margiela, Missoni, Aspesi and Bottega Veneta.
His editorial work has appeared in Another Magazine, Double Magazine, Vogue Italia, Dazed and Confused, Wallpaper*, FT magazine,Port, GQ France, i-D magazine, Alla Carta, M Le Monde.
2001 Festival International de Mode et de Photographie, Hyères, France 2002 150 artworks, Triennale, Milan
2003 Vrooom! Vrooom!, Nederlands Fotomuseum di Rotterdam
2006 The Fragile, Philippe Chaume Gallery, Paris
2007 MMM, Maison Martin Margiela, Paris
2008 Eyestorm and Wallpaper* limited edition prints, St Martins Lane Hotel, London 2012 Blue from Japan,
2011 Biblioteca Braidense, Accademia Belle Arti di Brera, Milan
2013 Kepler, Corridor and Stairs Gallery, Milan
2016 Jonathan Frantini, Spazio Sanremo, Milan
2016 Volti, Ritratti in Romagna dal primo 900 ad oggi, Palazzo Sersanti, Imola
2016 Qualsiasità, Fondazione Malaspina, Ascoli Piceno
2017 Qualsiasità, Italian Cultural Institute, London
2017 Qualsiasità, Fondazione Pescheria, Centro Arti Visive, Pesaro