JOHN’S photographyis inspired by the vastness of the west, the solitude and overpowering beauty, which serve as reoccurring themes in his work.
His photography documents “the real and imagined west.” “Real” in the sense that the authentic west is a place of beauty, independence, and reverence for nature embedded in our country’s history. “Imagined” in the sense that the iconic landscapes of the west are part of our country’s mythology.
Recording the west is his way to practice photography, refine his eye and tell a compelling story through a photograph.
“Photography is an integral part of my life. As a youngster, I borrowed my Dad’s camera and explored the mountains around our home. Wherever adventure led, I wanted a visual journal. I marveled at the pictures of Alfred Eisenstadt and Ansel Adams. A memorable photograph conveys a sense of place, and connects people to that place and moment. Steamboat is the perfect base camp. There is a mix of ranching and agriculture, outdoor recreation, natural landscapes, wildlife and stunning beauty available outside our front door.”