I’m John, and I am a photographer residing in Michigan and working throughout the Midwest.
My serious interest in photography began overseas in Seoul, South Korea. I grew up in Northeast Ohio, in a steel town of 100,000 people. The life and rhythms of Korea were vastly different, and I wanted to capture that unfamiliar beauty and share it with friends and family at home. Seoul is a city of 25,000,000 – and the energy of the city and its people were fascinating and energizing to me. With so many opportunities and subjects to explore, it was easy to learn how to take pictures, while having fun at the same time.
When I returned to the United States, my interest continued and I began to get requests: “Your pictures are so beautiful! Can you just take a few shots of me/us/my new baby..?” from friends and family. Although I was a little surprised by the recognition, the projects went well, and I found that I actually enjoyed it. So much so, in fact, that I was happy to accept when asked to shoot a wedding … which led to another … and here we are.