Ansel Adams once said, "You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved." This is exactly what John does and shows you through his photographs. And I dig it.
John has been visually stimulated and in love with the aesthetic world around him. He always knew he would want to harness that in to creativity some day. He never thought he would ever be able to be good enough to be a photographer, let alone where to begin, and now he has traveled around the world with a camera in his hand and has shot so many people, places, and things.. He might as well be a noun. (joke intended)
In 2007, John bought his first camera and never stopped pushing buttons. The feeling of excitement always hits John when he knows he got a great shot and the feeling still happens after 11 years. I know this because I see it in his face after taking a shot he loves. Then he comes over to show me afterwards ;)
Let me tell you some things I admire about John. John is a rare breed, as his focus and attention to detail shots are amazing and some of the best I’ve seen. And his candids are even better than his detail shots. His attention on the groom and his people are timeless and his attitude is always positive and always fitting in with the guys cracking jokes or lightening up the room. John is my extra to my ordinary and I highly recommend him as a second shooter.
John's favorite things to shoot are people, music events, and abroad photography! He believes that people are such emotional creatures and it is amazing what people can discover when a person has a moment frozen in time. Everyone is different, so finding the relationship between what makes them stand out and his lens its always challenging and fun for him.