John was born and grew up in south east England and now lives in the City of Manchester. He first became interested in photography at the age of eleven in the 1970's and is both self taught and formally educated. John has had work published in several magazines & books, has worked with an award winning theatre company and his work is in private collections worldwide. He has also exhibited in the UK and abroad.
John's primary interest is working with historic photographic processes, particularly wetplate collodion, cyanotype, platinum/palladium and gum bichromate.
September 2007: Centro Cultural Capitol de Caja Duero Santi Espíritu , Cáceres, Spain.
May 2010: Dissenters Gallery, Kensal Green, London, UK.
September 2010: Casa de la Cutura carra Balme, Onda, Spain.
November 2010: Palacio de la Isla, Cáceres, Spain.
November 2010: Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford, UK.
July 2011: The Arts Bank Gallery, Saltburn.
February 2012: Curious Pursuits, The Portico Library, Manchester.
December 2012: Vanitas. Double Negative Darkroom, Hackney, London.
Lectures, Articles and External Workshops
Autumn 2005: The cyanotype process, The Large Format Journal
May 2010: Talk, Kensal Green Cemetery, London. British Photographic History link
September 2010: Society of Archivists Conference, Manchester.
June 2011: The Daily Telegraph; Modern Victorian Photography. Link.
July 2011: Saltburn Victorian Photography talk at The Arts Bank Gallery.
July 2011: Saltburn - Demonstration of the collodion wetplate process.
July 2011: Manchester Metropolitan University, MA photography lecture & workshop.
July 2011: North East Life magazine.
July 2011: Amateur Photographer magazine.
October 2011: Gum bichromate masterclass, Hot Bed Press.
March 2012: Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Gum bichromate and Wetplate talk and demonstration, Hot Bed Press.
March 2012: Cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown masterclass, Hot Bed Press.
December 2012: Tri-colour gum masterclass, Hot Bed Press.
January 2013: Consultant for Loughborough University, platinum/palladium ULF negatives and printing.