- 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 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...
To me each photo session is a social event and I enjoy the dynamics. Each moment is precious and is an opportunity to produce significant images. Given all this... sometimes a meaningful photograph... is just a matter of pushing the button at the right moment.
Most of what I shoot is lighted with electronic flash, all is digital. FYI: my camera delivers a 36 mb file. My studio is located Downtown Rochester NY.
I am currently photographing on a number of self generated projects which will eventually arrive at my portfolio.
Email to John
or call 585.313.1407
Images from my book
Portraits for Businesses
Special Project: Whispers