Images by John 'K'

Life as seen through my lens…

Tag Archives: photography

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Itsy Bitsy Spider, originally uploaded by Images by John ‘K’.

Itsy Bitsy Spider
was sleeping in his bed.
Along came a photographer
and filled Itsy with dread.
Out came the camera,
to take a shot or two.
Now Itsy Bitsy Spider
is looking back at you!


A matter of perspective…

For those interested in photography and getting a new perspective on their work, take a look at the article below by B&H blogger Allan Weitz…

From it…

“The point of all of the above is that if you approach picture taking from angles other than the easy-to-fall-into, eye-level, camera-to-the-eye, or arm’s-distance shooting, it doesn’t take that much extra effort to elevate your imagery to a higher creative plane.”

Following the ball…

Another shared photography blog from B&H – written by sports photographer Chris Nicholson about photographing tennis games, but with a little adaptation can apply to a lot of sports photography…

Photography and ethics…

I don’t normally repost links to other blog posts, but as a photographer who is always considering my surroundings and the impact my actions as a photographer might have on them, I found this blog post very refreshing.

Please take a look at this well written and thoughtful posting on David Cardinal’s blog…

The joy of collaboration

This past week has reminded me what a joy it is to collaborate with creative endeavors. It started with a simple favor for a friend, where I helped restore the original colors on a photo taken of some awesome fabric-work, and I then worked with the fabric artist to insert one of my full moon photos into the piece.

Silver Moon, redux

… and then over the weekend I was asked by a local art gallery to photograph a visiting artist as he worked on an exhibition piece. At one point he seemed to be wondering how to proceed with the piece, and so I offered a suggestion. We discussed the relative aesthetics of my suggestion for a while, and then he started to paint it in, seeing how it would look, knowing that if he didn’t like it he could alter the work to something different.

The more he painted and the more the image took shape, the more he and I liked what was emerging on the canvas. It was amazing to watch this artist take the idea and turn it into something visual in a way you just can’t do with light and pixels. Knowing that he’d taken my ideas and used them in the final piece makes a connection to the work that is very personal for me.

The Artist Hines can be found at, and the studio (Studio Seven Arts) where I occasionally shoot events for them (and where some of my images are also on sale) can be found at Both are also on Facebook.