Jonathan Mehring is an award winning photographer born and raised in
central Virginia. He discovered his passion for the medium at an early
age, photographing his friends skateboarding and playing music.
Deciding to pursue his interests, Mehring enrolled in the photography
department at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he earned a BFA
in Communication Arts and Design.
He was the first of his class to be published, completing stories for
Thrasher and Slap magazines even before graduating. Since then his
work has taken him to over 30 different countries around the world. He
has been published in national and international magazines including
Rolling Stone, Spin, Skateboarder, Thrasher, Monster Children, Slap and Kingpin.
He has exhibited his photographs at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris,
Sydney, Holland, Germany, Hawaii, and Virginia. Commercial clients include
Nike, Converse, Levis, Quiksilver, Vans, Burton, RVCA, and Redbull.
Additionally, he conducted a seminar on photography at the Pittsburgh
Filmmakers Academy during the summer of 2006, and on several occasions has
lectured VCU students about professional photography.
Awards and Achievements:
August 2009: 1st Place in the Rotterdam Grand Prix of Skateboarding International Photography Contest.
October 2011: Honorable Mention in the Photography Masters Cup International Color Awards for Americana and Sport.
January 2013: Listed as one of ESPN’s Top 10 Most Influential People in Skateboarding.
He currently works and resides in New York City.