If you’re drawn to images that look like anyone could have shot them, then Jonpaul Douglass is not for you. This color-obsessed photographer, director, and creative director brings a head-turning approach to all of his work, whether he’s shooting for clients like Postmates, Apple, Peloton, Kraft, Mailchimp, the NBA, or Skittles or masterminding one of his viral photo projects, like 2014’s “Pizza in the Wild” (check it out—you’ll never look at a pie the same way again).
Grounding all of Jonpaul’s work is a crisp sophistication. He strips his compositions down to the essential elements and in doing so elevates everything that remains in the frame. “A photo needs to have a special quality that’s almost magical and makes you wonder,” he says. Spoken like a true creative director, which in fact Jonpaul is. In 2021, he launched All the Things, a creative studio represented by Giant Artists that provides 360-degree content creation for clients ranging from Google and Smart Car to Bush’s Baked Beans. That same year, the Los Angeles outpost of Maison Kitsuné held a solo show of his work titled "FREE PLAY." In 2022, he led a workshop at the Apple store in Santa Monica on the power of the edit, using his creative vision to inspire a rapt audience.
No one does colorful, playful whimsy like Jonpaul does, Majestic Journal
Photos of Pizza in the Wild by photographer Jonpaul Douglass, It's Nice That