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About The Artist
John’s passion for photography began when his parents purchased a Minolta 35mm camera for his high school graduation. John then worked a summer job to save money for some cheap darkroom equipment and started developing his own work.
That was the beginning of his love for black and white. John is completely self-taught and began developing his creative side by shooting everyday landscapes and streetscapes in urban Brooklyn and Long Island, NY. After John’s 2nd year of college, he was lucky enough to have his hobby morph into full time employment when a local editor from “Look” magazine took notice of John’s work after a chance encounter at a family dinner.
After several years of apprenticeship in his early twenties, John formed John McManus Photography to focus primarily on architectural/interior photography. For the past 35 years as an assignment photographer, John has thrived in both New York and the Savannah/Hilton head area as an assignment photographer photographing architecture for architects, builders, designers, magazines and resorts.
Throughout the rigors of John’s many years of architectural photography work, John found solace and refuge in the flowing landscapes of coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
John’s collection of landscapes and seascapes of the Low Country offers a glimpse at his peaceful commune with nature through his camera. John tries to find and photograph his subjects in the hopes for others to see and experience what John feels and sees throughout his photographic journey.
“The camera is the instrument I use to grasp the great beauty of our earth and my love and respect for its raw magnificence, either natural or made by the hand of man”.
“My goal in the art of photography has always been to evoke emotion in the viewer and provide everlasting portraits of landscapes, structures, and its inhabitants. I take big and perhaps complicated scenes and try to make them less complicated and more intimate. My purpose is to photograph a subject in a way to remove clutter and give the viewer a simple yet dramatic view of what I saw and felt when I was there. I remain committed to the diligent and never-tiring pursuit to capture exceptional imagery”. – JOHN MCMANUS