John was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Wichita, Kansas, studied journalism at Wichita State University and the University of Oklahoma, and has lived in New Jersey and New York City since 1969.
A professional newspaper writer, film critic and celebrity interviewer, and editor for more than 40 years, John has been taking photos since boyhood. He’s been company photographer for the Hudson Theatre Ensemble, in Hoboken, for several years, specializing in “in-performance” photos, and has photographed many theatrical productions in New York as well. John’s photojournalism has been published in newspapers and magazines, and his digital art photography is being exhibited in this year’s Jersey City Art Studio Tour for the third year running. Another current focus is portraits, working in his home studio in Jersey City Heights.