John has been fortunate to attend the International School for Photography in New York, the Center for Photography at Woodstock New York and the Silvermine Guild for the Arts in Connecticut. He has also been instructed and guided by master photographers such as, Platon, Elizabeth Opalenik, Jock Sturges, Dan McCormack, Susan Kleckner and Robert Maxwell.
In his latest works "Under Ground" you may see the influences of artists Edward Hopper and Jack Vettriano. He has been photographing in the subways of New York meeting and photographing the traveling musicians that play on the trains for a living.
Also one of his favorite areas to photograph is the lower level of Grand Central Station in the food service area. The scenes, the people and the sounds change every second. Here is where people come from all walks of life to visit, to eat, to read, to meet and yes to just be alone. The light is low but the excitement is high.
John Jr is a second generation photographer. John Sr was an advanced amateur and was published many times in magazines in the late 50’s before he became ill. His twin lens Rolleiflex camera sits in John Jr's office as a place of honor.