John Shuptrine is a nationally awarded Fine Art Photographer specializing in Black and White Silver Gelatin images of natural and Urban scenes, with the occasional trips in to the land of color. His close up work seeks to visualize a world as very close and abstract.
“For me, there is still a magic moment when the image appears in the developer and you see, for the first time, the image on paper. The look and feel of a well made darkroom print is one not easily created by other methods. It is well worth the effort.”
“I am generally looking to express a quiet energy and peacefulness when I photograph the world around me-wether it is a forest or a busy city. I am drawn to textures and strong shapes and lines. Composition is of paramount importance to me,thus I favor a more classic approach. I am heavily influenced by Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, John Sexton, Howard Bond and Harry Callahan, to name a few.”
“I do not make limited editions of my images. I will simply number them. If it is a powerful and exciting image, I would rather have that image more available to more people. Consequently, I price my images somewhat lower than other well made fine art images might be priced. I would hope that you buy my images mostly because you want them on your wall. That is the greatest honor I could ever hope to receive.”