John has an innate talent to be able to capture what he sees the way he finds it.  He began his professional photography career shooting covers for Weekly Magazine which focused on events and human interest stories throughout eastern North Carolina, later moving to a position with The Daily News in Jacksonville, North Carolina where he served as a staff photographer before heading the department as the Photography/Multimedia Chief from 2005 through 2016. John now pursues a career in freelance photography and accepts projects by request.  A recipient of a myriad of awards, John's work appears in numerous local, regional, national and international newspapers and magazines.  When not behind the camera, John enjoys oil and acrylic painting.

Born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania, John grew up experiencing both the urban and rural world where he developed an appreciation for composition in nature and a discerning eye to anticipate and capture life's fleeting moments. A retired Marine, environmentalist and outdoor enthusiast, John resides in Jacksonville, North Carolina with his wife, Linda.