John by David Boyer.
- Born in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula; I became a Yooper
- Got my first camera, age 10
- Joined a MASH unit (US Army) and
was trained as an X-Ray technician
- Stationed in
during the Cold War
- Studied Liberal Arts At Northern Michigan University
- Studied photography at Rochester
Institute of Technology, BFA degree
- I freelanced in New York City
shooting for magazines & ad agencies
- Begin teaching career at the
School of Visual Arts in NYC
- Accepted a teaching position at RIT
which led to Tenure in the
School of Photographic Arts & Sciences
- Quit working at RIT (early retirement)
- Continue freelancing in
doing things I always wanted to do.
I am a photographer of people with experience in editorial and advertising. I'm comfortable working with direction either from a distance or on site. My portraits are about the subject, they are character studies. They should be fun to look at...
Since retirement from RIT (aka quit working for RIT) I have been working in the Book Arts mediium and am finding some success. My books are photographic in nature, of course.
I am also working full time in Fine Art photography and have been exhibiting nationally and locally as the opportunities arise.
I live in a loft on Saint Paul Street which is really a small photostudio with kitchen, bath and bedroom attached. My two cats love the space. Me too!
Most of what I shoot is lighted with electronic flash, all is digital. This year I have pointed my commercial business in the direction of photographing for artists. Digital copies of books and paintings. I have photographed in galleries and made video’s from that work. Look Here
Email to John
or call 585.313.1407
Images from my book
Portraits for Businesses
Special Project: Whispers
Photography for Artists