Jan Mayo is a portrait photographer based in Manila, Philippines. He is also a trained aeroplane pilot, a professional theatre performer, and a sports science graduate – all of which allow him to passionately combine creativity and technical skill.
His photographs have appeared in international and local publications such as Rolling Stone Korea, ADON New York, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and has worked with Billboard Philippines, NYLON Manila, Preview, , Lifestyle Asia, MEGA Magazine, Tatler Philippines, and Vogue Philippines.
He has worked with various music labels and his photographic art covers have appeared on Spotify and Apple Music.
He was also commissioned by Adobe Inc. through the Creative Residency fund for a project.
Grants and Awards
2023: Regional Grant Awardee, Fujifilm GFX Challenge Grant
2021: Recipient, Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
2021: Runner-up, Gump International Photography Contest
2018: 3rd place, National Portrait Contest, Sony Philippines
2017: 2nd place, Touch and Try Photography Contest, Sony Philippines
2023: GFX Challenge Grant Program 2023 Exhibit, Tokyo, Japan
2023: J/M x J/M Hairzine, A Fundraising Exhibit
2023: UP Pride 2023 Exhibit, University of the Philippines-Diliman, College of Fine Arts
2021: FOTOMOTO Portraits: Invitational Group Exhibition, Manila and Makati, Philippines
2023: Featured Guest, The Final Word, CNN Philippines
2023: Guest Lecturer, Fashion Photography, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde
2023: Speaker, Fujifilm Philippines x Photo World Asia 2023
2023: Photographer-Judge, SLAY Model Search Asia, ABS-CBN
2022: Speaker, Fashion and Editorial Photography with the GFX, Fujifilm Philippines
2022: Featured Photographer, MEGA Ball 2022
2021: Keynote Speaker, PhotoCon 2021, Photo Nation International
CNN Philippines: How photographer Jan Mayo looks beyond facades
L'Officiel Vietnam: Người làm sáng tạo trong ngành thời trang châu
MEGA Magazine: Jan Mayo Reveals the Grit and Glamour of Fashion Photoshoots