Jomon T. John lives up to the uniqueness of his name. As a graduate of the Government Film and Television Institute in Bangalore, he started off as a part of advertisement industry. He transitioned to the film industry when he was casted as a cinematographer in Chaapa Kurishin 2011. It was followed by ‘Beautiful' in the same year and later,
Thattathin Marayathu. All three films were not only box office hits but were also appreciated because of their beautiful shots and cinematography. Jomon T. John was born in the year 1982. His diploma, he says, allowed him to meet all kinds of people from different parts of the country. "I realized that a man from UP or MP will have an amazingly different sense of aesthetics." After that, Mr. John went on a spree of films that constantly saw him rightly nominated for awards.
Chaappa Kurish and Beautiful won him the Best Cinematographer Award at the Asianet Film Awards. Thira and Thattathin Marayathu led him to receive SIIMA Award for Best Cinematographer. Most interviews describe the man as self-effacing and quiet. As someone who has achieved much in one of the most glamorous industries of the country, he is humble and enjoys his work to the fullest. According to him, films chose him and not the other way round. Ironically, he also claims that he choosing this field was no accident. He remembers loving cinema since childhood. He studied Mechanical Engineering for only a year before he decided to switch to Cinematography. He won the Malayala Manorama Victor George photography contest in college and believes from there he started his love affair with filmmaking.
Usually, Bollywood is the ultimate dream for a professional from any film industry in the country. But Jomon has offers coming in and it is rumored that he may make his directorial debut with a
Dulquer Salmaan movie. On being asked about why it took so long, he said that as someone who treasures work over any kind of fame or wealth, he prefers to work in the South Indian industry as he is more comfortable. He still does advertisements whenever he can. Mr. John fell in love for the second time in 2010. He met his wife
Ann Augustine, an actress, in Kochi while working for a video for Jayasurya. Their relationship blossomed over years and they got engaged in 2013. They were married the next year.