John is a free-lance, fine-art photographer based in McLean, Virginia. In addition to pursuing his passion for photography over the years, he has helped to develop and finance infrastructure and renewable energy projects around the world. He is principally a landscape, nature photographer and architecture photographer who seeks to capture the play of light and shadow, texture, curving lines and depth of field. He aims to project a sense of grandeur, vastness and human insignificance before the forces of nature in his mountain and ocean landscape photos.
Until the advent of digital photography, he focused on black & white natural light nature photography using a medium format Mamiya 645 camera and performed all of his own darkroom work. He was inspired by a master class with Ansel Adams in Carmel in the late 70’s. With the advent of digital SLR cameras, his darkroom has become idle. All of the photos in this collection were taken in natural light with minimal cropping and lightly processed using Lightroom CC for conversion to black & white, color balance, contrast, spot correction and sharpness.