Although John has been doing nature photography in California for more than twenty years, he feels he has barely scratched the surface of the possibilities. His recent work seeks to explore more deeply a particular place as it changes throughout the seasons, and for practical purposes that means places close to home such as Mt. Tamalpais, Ocean Beach, Pt. Reyes, and the coastlines of San Mateo and Sonoma counties.

He likes to keep his equipment simple and light enough to be carried in a knapsack or backpack since all his work is done in the field. John is an old-school photographer who shoots with a manual-focus film camera that’s been on the market even longer than he’s been shooting in the Golden State — the august Nikon F3. He shoots color slide film, then scans the slides into digital format at 5400 dpi (resolution that smokes any digital 35mm camera), prepares them for printing on his computer, and makes his final prints on an archival inkjet printer.

For more photos,
check out John’s own web site:

Six artists will be exhibiting at
BigCrow studios during San Francisco Open Studios

October 21st and 22nd, 2006
11am – 6pm both days

1426 41st Avenue (near Judah) in the Sunset District of San Francisco

(check back later in the summer for images of our recent work)

MAP of our location, and other nearby studios from the 2005 event