His corporate clients include IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank, SONY, Knoll International, ICI, Levi Strauss, Merck, Air India, Reuters, Arthur Andersen, Random House, CBS, and Air India.
In 1974, Jon Naar photographed The Faith of Graffiti (aka Watching My Name Go By) with introduction by Norman Mailer, now an iconic landmark in the history of street art. He is author or co-author of the best-selling Design for a Limited Planet, Living in One Room, Your Space, The New Wind Power, Design for a Livable Planet, This Land Is Your Land, and Getting the Picture, a book of his photography from 1955 to 2005.
Prior to becoming a photographer, Jon Naar was Managing Editor, Worldwide Medical News Service, NY, International Marketing Director, Pharmacraft Laboratories, NY, and General Manager, Germaine Monteil, Germany and Austria. In World War II he was a Major in British Intelligence in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Italy. He was educated at the University of Paris, Vienna University, London University, and Columbia University.
In November 2005-February 2006, there was a major retrospective
of Jon Naar's color and black and white photography from 1955
to 2005 titled Getting the Picture at the Jan Cunen Museum,
Oss The Netherlands, together with publication of the book
of the same title by Terra Lannoo.