BEHIND THE LENS
John Flinchum began his photography career in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.
Capturing light in the Blueridge Mountains and oceanscapes in neighboring Charleston, South Carolina.
John studied the methods of the great masters of photography such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and other members of the F64 group.
Many of these classic technics influenced John's style of shooting and printing.
He developed and printed from a small town business in the mountains of North Carolina, for many local and well known photographers.
For over 25 years, John fine tuned his skills as a master printer and photographer.
John has photographed such notables as Jim Bakker, Barbara Walters and George Bush Sr.
One of John's favorite photographers was friend, National Geographic's Tom Nebbia.
Tom, a staff photographer, was with the magazine for over 20 years.
John was inspired by Tom's work and his ability to truly push the boundaries of creative photography.
Tom was a true painter with light and John enjoyed countless get togethers discussing photography and assisting Tom at slide shows and photography shoots.
It was Tom that encouraged John's travels to East Kenya, from Kilamanjaro to Mt. Kenya.
Photographing Landscape, wildlife and tribal peoples of Africa was a life changing experience.
John returned, Inspired after shooting more than 400 rolls of film.
He then presented slide shows and gallery exhibits of his time in Africa.
One of John's favorite exhibitions was showcased at an Arts Council exhibit that featured 2 other notable photographers.
The exhibit was titled: 36 Frames and featured 12 beautifully hand printed cibachrome and silver gelatin photographs by each photographer.
After 30 years behind the lens, John has settled in beautiful Utah with his wife, enjoying the expansive landscapes and wildlife that remind him of a bit of Africa.
You will find handpicked uniqued images printed with the kind of creative spirit that inspired John early on and continues to do so this day.
His latest project showcases the beauty of the Great Salt Lake and surrounding area, in the hope of creating awareness and the need to preserve the beautiful wetlands and wildlife habitat surrounding the Great Salt Lake.
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New images will be added often.