Jon served for over 15 years in the British Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, both as an Air Traffic Controller and an operational helicopter pilot specialising in Search and Rescue, as well as Surveillance. A graduate of the Defence Communicators Course, his peacetime duties included various Public Relations roles, from flying camera crews to helping to deliver live and pre-recorded TV projects such as the arrival of the Olympic flame in the UK. He has produced written work for various publications and is a regular contributor to Vertical magazine and Vertical 911.
Jon has a passion for both aviation and motion picture, having flown and filmed everything from paragliders and aerobatic light aircraft to military fast jets and helicopters.
Lloyd’s professional photography career began before he had even finished his formal qualification. He soon discovered a talent for capturing high-speed motorsports, combining this with his passion for aviation to nurture the split-second instinct necessary to produce stunning aerial images from cramped cockpits and cabins that offer no option to re-shoot.
Lloyd has extensive experience working with air arms and aviation organisations all over the world, on behalf of internationally renowned publications. He prides himself on his ability to integrate with aircrews; safely and reliably delivering beautiful images of them and their machines at work.