Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Jun 12, 2024
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Jan 01, 2014

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Beautiful dancers

14 Photos

Beautiful textures

12 Photos

Botticelli Venus

2 Photos

Images that inspire me

8 Photos

On a Pedestal

4 Photos


11 Photos


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White shirts

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About Me

I am an experienced photographer.  My work has been exhibited at juried art fairs and galleries in California, New York, and Iowa.  While much of my work is related to Nature, I have always had a keen interest in photographing people. 

I am looking for models, makeup artists, and hair stylists to conceptualize and implement creative photographs.  Your ideas need not fit the sorts of images I have on Model Mayhem.  I want to expand my horizons.  While I am updating my portfolio, I am just as eager to take head shots or whatever else you need to fill out your portfolio. 

I have a well-equipped studio but am happy to work in more natural environments.  For the most part I expect to trade time for images.  I do have a few projects in mind for which I can offer payment. 

Please contact me to discuss your needs and desires.  Perhaps we can shoot some beautiful images together.


A bit of history…

I started with a 4" x 5" Crown Graphic press camera in 1964.  I spent many years shooting with medium format and 35mm cameras.  I am an expert in the darkroom where I have processed both black and white and color photographs.  These skills made my change to taking and processing digital images relatively easy.

When I moved to Iowa in 1996 for a teaching job at the University of Northern Iowa, I put my studio and darkroom equipment into storage.  Now retired, my first model (and wife of over 50 years) has encouraged me to renew my passion for photography.

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"Love working together! Prepared, kind, just such positive fun energy!!! A lovely lovely time!!!" Read less

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"John has a professional attitude and a welcoming personality. He was super open to new ideas and provided me with some excellent images. High recommend!" Read less

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