A talented photographer is hoping his career will soar after landing a high-flying commission for an international airline.

Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) student Jonathan Cox had his photograph of passengers departing on Jet2’s Newcastle to New York flight chosen as the winning entry for the aviation company’s annual competition.

The BTec foundation diploma student, 18, was approached to document the transatlantic voyage after Jet2 representatives viewed his work online.

“It was a shame I didn’t get to go on the actual flight itself but I did get to use the intercom system on the plane to instruct everyone and to photograph the pilot in the cockpit,” said Jonathan.

“Being just 18 it’s important that I grab as many career breaks as possible and this was an incredible opportunity to work with such a prestigious client.”

CCAD art and design lecturer Andrew Edwards said: “Jonathan is so passionate and dedicated about photography and has a real ability to express himself through the camera.”

The airline sent the young snapper a hamper of wine and sweets and put his winning image on their website.

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