John's Story -
John is all about capturing the genuine, authentic moment. He has that certain ability to appreciate what is real, honest, and true. Spend some time with John and you will see his midwestern work ethic shine through. His father was an Art Director, and you can see that in John's attention to the details.
John collaborates with advertising, corporate, and industrial clients all over the country- producing still image libraries, and motion based projects as well.
He lives south of Milwaukee and north of Chicago with his wife and three children.In the warmer months, John likes to spend his time boating and camping, in the winter you can find him on the ski slopes with his friends and family.
Alliance Laundry Systems, Advocate Health Care, Arcbest, Affinity Health Care, Associated Bank, Aurora Health Care, Bader Rutter, Boelter&Lincoln, Brady Corporation, Celtic Advertising, Cramer Krasselt, Dow Agrosciences, Duluth Trading Company, Envy Creative, Fiskars, Gunpowder Inc., Hoffman York, Jockey International, Johnson Outdoors, Komatsu, Kohler Engines, KW2, LaMacchia Group, Lightburn, Marquette University, Milwaukee Bucks, Nelson Schmidt, Oil-Dry, Pace Communications, Pfizer Animal Health, Prime Financial Credit Union, QPS Employment Group, Stir Advertising, Sub Zero, Syngenta, Triple Crown Products, TIAA, Wisconsin Focus On Energy, Wisconsin Lottery, Wisconsin Tourism
"The photo I knew we wanted to get for our campaign was of a "weathered" cotton grower climbing up to his cotton picker. He was to be a man that had been harvesting all day long. His attire was to be well worn. Dirt, grime, rips from a full day of hard work in the field. When our Art Buyer showed me the "Little Britches" promo, It was as though I could have taken one of those images and used it on my ad. It was exactly what I was looking for. Fast forward to the 2 photo/video shoots we did in cotton country. Perfection." - Jason Petersen, ACD- Bader Rutter
"The only thing better than the pictures was the opportunity to work with John. I toyed around with a camera for years ... I did not realize 'till seeing how John talks to people that THAT is the real the skill." - Craig Molitor | President Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
“Working with John is a joy. The over-the-top attention to detail and sensitivity to the talent and client makes the job of nailing the image so much easier. I know he’s going to cover the subject thoroughly and with precision, it gives me peace of mind. I can enjoy the process, have fun with John and get the shots I wanted. Our most recent project was a partnership in concept and execution. He worked with me on ideas for layout and then went above and beyond to execute a great story. His images allowed me to efficiently tell these stories in an elegant fashion.” -Michael Stodola, CD, Boelter and Lincoln
“This is EXACTLY the style we wanted to capture. I couldn’t be more happy with the shots.” - Jeff Jasinowski, AD, HY Connect
”I loved working with John. The shots turned out incredibly beautiful. We were shooting kids, from ages 6 through 16. To watch him shift into relating to the different age groups was wonderful and very helpful in getting the kind of photos we wanted and needed. I was extremely happy with our finished product and would work with him again in a second.” - Jennifer Maney, Greater Milwaukee Catholic Education Consortium
"It was amazing to watch John work. He was put in the challenging position of trying to do a still photography shoot with the same talent at the same time we were filming a broadcast commercial. He never slowed us down or got in our way, but the images he got - and his attention to detail - were amazing! I'm not sure how he did it, but I was impressed! He's got one heck of an eye." - Michael Graf, Director, Spot Filmworks Ltd.
“John brings a harmonious balance of realism and artistry to his craft. His images are real depictions of people at their core. His humble and calm demeanor elicit immediate comfort and trust. John brings a refreshingly humanistic dynamic and energy to our corporate photography- photography that is often viewed as insipid.” -Jolie Chehadeh, Thomson Reuters-Campus Recruiting Program Lead
"I just want to thank you for all of your help with everything - your photos really make the ads. They are beautiful. Thank you so much!" -Rachel Moore, Graphic Designer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel