John first experienced photography as a child when, on special occasions, he was allowed a 35mm film camera and a roll of film. The resulting photos were, well, awful; but it was the low ember that grew into a firestorm of passion for creating beautiful, evocative images.
Documentary storytelling is at the heart of John’s work. Whether it is his personal work or commissioned work as part of harustudio — a boutique wedding, family, and commercial studio that he founded with his partner — the desire to tell a good yarn is the foundation from which John’s work is built on.
John’s work has been shortlisted in the 2011 Head On Portrait Prize, and selected as semi-finalist for the 2018 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (2018). FIFTY THREE YEARS was part of the official selection of the 2017 Tokyo Liftoff Film Festival, and John is listed in the top 15 of Capture Magazine’s 2018 Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers in the Weddings category.
John now lives full time in Hiroshima, Japan, and is available for a variety of assignments, please get in touch for details.