John’s a Washington DC photographer with Black Star. Born in California in 1966, he moved to the nation’s capitol in 1985. After graduating with a political science degree, he remained in Washington as chief photographer for The World & I magazine.
John has completed three books that were commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, which can be found on Amazon.
John has logged thousands of miles to locales such as Cuba, Mexico, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and 42 of the 50 states. In Mexico, he photographed bullfights and ruins; in the Caribbean, rain forests and local artisans; in Bermuda, pink beaches and haunting lighthouses; in Cuba, poverty and despair; and in California, immigrants crossing the border. He believes his photographs, usually taken under strenuous conditions and on tight deadlines, captured the flavor and personality of the location while also emphasizing the highest level of photographic detail and expertise.
He speaks often on the subject of photographer’s business practices at the Northern Short Course, PhotoPlus Expo, and to ASMP chapters nationwide, and offers an apprenticeship (or intern) program for aspiring photographers.