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Jake Polonsky

Artists - Jake Polonsky

A graduate of the American Film Institute [LA] and the Royal College of Art [London] cinematography programmes, Jake has been working as a director of photography in London for fifteen years. While at the RCA he was awarded the Freddie Young/ BSC Cinematography scholarship, and won the Arriflex award from his camerawork in the Fuji Film Scholarship of 1996.

He has shot hundreds of music videos, working with some of the biggest names in popular music - including Robbie Williams, the Kaiser Chiefs, James Blunt, Athlete, and Groove Armada - and was nominated for best cinematography at the CADS Music Video awards in 2002, 2005 and 2006, winning in 2004. His camerawork has been featured in the following magazines - Shots, Promo, Creative Review and Broadcast. In 2002 he was named Best Young Camera/ Lighting Person by Broadcast magazine.

He operated for DoP Pierre Lhomme, AFC on the Merchant Ivory film'Cotton Mary' [2000]. In 2004 he shot episodes of the TV shows 'Spooks' and 'Hustle', both for the BBC. In 2005 he photographed the thriller 'Secret Smile' for Granada starring David Tennant and Kate Ashfield and in 2007 the opening episodes of 'Primeval,' a new prime time series for ITV starring Douglas Henshall. In 2011 he shot the first part of Charlie Brooker's 'Black Mirror' for Channel 4 ['National Anthem'], which has since won an International Emmy and the Golden Rose for Best Comedy at Montreux.

Jake has been a fine art photographer for over twenty years; recently his artworks have focused on panoramic infrared landscapes taken in locations across the globe. Jake has exhibited at the Photographers Workshop Exhibition, London, 1994; Square Art Show London, 2007; The Association of Photographers Gallery, 2007; Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, 2007; Kiddell Gallery, Sotheby's, 2009.

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