Johann Bona is a beauty and portrait photographer whose approach relies on the foundations of strong portraiture. His work assembles the revelatory elements of an image by tying in clean, graphic compositions and lighting with the mood and expressions of his subjects. There is an elegance in his visual language that highlights the beauty that otherwise might be overlooked, giving space for the stories of the subjects he is working with. 

With many years of industry experience under his belt, Johann fell in love with sharing this knowledge, finding joy in teaching the craft to young aspiring image makers. He teaches at Humber College, one of the leading creative colleges in Toronto, and conducted lectures at Seneca College and the University of Toronto. A cum laude graduate with a Master in Fashion and Luxury Brand Management from the Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Johann worked largely as a fashion photographer after graduating, shuffling his time between Canada, Italy, and the Philippines. His work has since appeared in international editions of Esquire, L’Officiel, Town & Country and Tatler, among others, and he has amassed a notable clientele for commissioned work. In 2013, he was signed by the artist management agency Jed Root, presently the Artists & Company Manila. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Selected Publications 

Esquire PH, L’Officiel Manila, Juxtapoz, GQ Brazil, 1968, Tatler, Town & Country, Highsnobiety, Lifestyle Asia, Rogue, Preview, Mega, Metro, UNO Guam, and Business World High Life

Selected Clients 

BBDO Guerrero, Mountain Dew, Havaianas, Wrangler, IURI Milan, Folded&Hung, SM Women, SM Men, SM Youth, SM Kids, Jellybean, Freshgear, Penshoppe, and Philippine Consulate General of Toronto

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