John has been active in amateur photography in Australia for nearly 40 years. Over that time, he has exhibited with considerable success at both national and international level, winning numerous awards for monochrome prints and, more recently, colour prints and audio-visual sequences. In 1985 he co-founded “Printworks”, an international print exhibitors group which has established itself as one of Australia’s most successful such groups.

Since 1980, John has judged regularly at club, state, national and international level, including Adelaide, Sydney, VIGEX and Maitland Internationals and the Adelaide International AV Festival. In 2007, he accepted an invitation to be one of the judges for the 12th China International, conducted in Lishui, China, and was a jury member for the Royal Photographic Society’s AV International in 2014.

He has also judged several South African audio-visual internationals.

For more than 20 years, John has been involved in photographic administration, serving several terms on the Management Committee of the South Australian Photographic Federation, serving as Judging Coordinator for the Federation from 1999 to 2011, and serving eight years on the executive of the Australian Photographic Society, including two years as President. He served as Chair of the organising committee for the 2004 and 2009 APS National Conventions (APSCON) and also chaired the organising committee for the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Adelaide International AV Festivals. Since 2006 he has been the Patron of the South Australian Photographic Federation.

John has given presentations at photographic conventions both in Australia and overseas, and has a particular interest in landscape, architectural and still life photography, and audio-visual productions.

His work has appeared in a number of books and magazines and is in public and private collections in several countries.