John is a retired Navy musician with 24 years of service. Upon his retirement in 1991, he attended The Portfolio Center in Atlanta and studied advertising photography. Since that time, he has developed his craft in architectural shooting and sets himself apart with quality, distinction, and a hard work ethic. * http://www.JohnClemmer.net *
John's passions are music, travel, and fine art photography. As a member of the Roswell Photographic Society in Roswell GA, he has had a great opportunity to express himself with his fine art. He has exhibited his work in art galleries, the Artisan Resource Center in Marietta, GA, The Center For Fine Art Photography in Colorado, the Marietta Museum of Fine Art, Heaven Blue Rose Contemporary Gallery in Roswell, Fulton County Public Library, Gallery 4463 in Acworth, GA, and other various venues. His latest gallery displays are at PB&J Gallery in Atlanta for ACP, and the Smyrna Public Library in Nov/Dec 2010.
As a tool of expression, John uses Photoshop as his palette to create stunning images from many of his photographs, as well as purely digital creations mostly in the abstract. He has also recently developed a technique to render images in the fashion of a Polaroid emulsion transfer, displaying them in a unique style mounted on plexiglass. His newest technique is the ability to print directly on aluminum, giving images a glowing iridescence and having an 'industrial' look.
My greatest passion in life is fine art, whether itís photography, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, whatever. Beauty presents itself and I absorb it. Itís that simple. Hopefully, my work gives back some of what I take from life. I am grateful for the fun of doing it.