John is an educator, artist and writer. He completed his undergraduate degree in photography at PCL and completed a Masters Degree in Photography at the University of Westminster. He is currently writing up his PhD, “Representing Communities and the Post-Industrial Landscape in the Shadow of the ‘Cornish Alps’,” at Falmouth University/UAL.
Since the early 80s John has worked as a commercial photographer as well as maintaining a keen interest photographic theory and his personal practice. As an early adopter of digital imaging and its application in both commercial and arts based practice John has written, consulted and presented papers on the impact of digital photography, digital media, visual culture and education.
He is interested in the links between the image, text, interpretation and ideological discourses. He is also interested in non-represenational theories as they relate to photographic practice.
John has extensive teaching experience and has been a visiting lecture at a number of Universities and institutions. He has presented academic papers at conferences nationally and internationally. Most recently he worked at Plymouth College of Art where he led the BA (Hons) Photography course. He has also taught on the BA (Hons) Commercial Photography course. He has taught at Falmouth University on the BA (Hons) Photography, BA (Hons) Fashion Photography and the PGCE/HE courses.