Welcome to NYC

Kicking off our PHOTO City Series is Lexdray brand ambassador Jonathan Mannion.

For two decades, Mannion has been the photographer whose lens has defined hip-hop.

From rappers, actors, athletes, artists, designers and other tastemakers, his eye is the most trusted by industry legends and those who seek to carefully craft their public person to truly connect with their enigmatic audience.

His work ethic coupled with his ability to comprehend and connect with the creative vision of his clients, has produced some of the most iconic images of those who define the genres of music, fashion, art, sports and film.

Mannion’s aesthetic is a multidimensional imprint felt globally through these groundbreaking images that are as unique as the subjects being captured. Since the inception of his career in 1993, his vision and reach has expanded well beyond hip hop to encompass international campaigns, fashion editorials and his directorial vision through music videos, documentary and film.

He has mastered his craft and yet his career is ever-evolving and expanding. The next chapter will be even more iconic as Mannion continues to create the images that define and influence generations to come.


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If we opened up your San Francisco Camera Pack today, what essential equipment would we find inside?

Polaroid 195 Land Camera, PENTAX 6x7II, 90mm lens, 55mm lens, Canon 5D Mark III, 100mm, 50mm, 35mm

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Who or what has been the biggest influence on your shooting style?

    Richard Avedon & Steven Klein (each of whom I assisted for over a year)

If you could spend the day with any photographer, who would you choose?

    Sebastiao Salgado
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