Featured Artist John Philip Stratton

Artist John Philip Stratton captures the beauty of nature through stunning landscape photography. Find more of his work by visiting his website.

 

photograph of the sunrise over the beach by John Philip Stratton

“Faithful Dawn” photo printed on aluminum, 40” x 30”

 

I picked up my first camera when I was eighteen years old, and I never put it down.

 

photograph of a waterfall by John Philip Stratton

“Midnight Waterfall” photo printed on aluminum, 40” x 60”

 

I’ve had no formal training and began by just taking snapshots of people and scenery. In 1982 I met my wife and moved to Canada, where I became part of the Professional Photographers of Ontario organization.

 

photography of a cave opening by John Philip Stratton

“Cave Opening to a Sunset” photo printed on aluminum, 50” x 25”

 

I started my own photography business in 1993, focusing on wedding photography and portraits. I have photos that are accredited with both the Professional Photographers of Ontario organization and level of License Professional Photographers of Ontario.

 

photograph of a sand arch by John Philip Stratton

“Sand Arch” photo printed on aluminum, 48” x 36”

 

In more recent years, I have transitioned my focus to taking photographs of landscapes and fine art photography.

 

photograph of Tranquility Bay by John Philip Stratton

“Tranquility Bay” photo printed on aluminum, 40” x 40”

 

I don’t know why I was drawn to pick up a camera forty-six years ago, but I haven’t put it down. I fell in love with capturing moments.

 

photography of a sunrise in the Florida Keys by John Philip Stratton

“A Sunrise in the Keys” photo printed on aluminum, 50” x 25”

 

I’m inspired to express myself through photography by seeing the pure joy my subjects, friends and family show when they view my creations. The enjoyment I feel while capturing the mood of the person, place or thing I am photographing is like none other.

 

photography of Trunk Bay by John Philip Stratton

“Trunk Bay” photo printed on aluminum, 36” x 24”

 

When taking photographs, I enjoy playing with the lighting. I will use natural as well as artificial light to create shadows and bright spots within the photographs.

 

photograph of a sunrise in Belize by John Philip Stratton

“Sunrise in Belize” photo printed on aluminum, 50” x 25”

 

On a few occasions I will use Photoshop to enhance photos so that they match the vision of what I have in my mind.

 

photography of a storm in Mexico by John Philip Stratton

“Morning Storm in Mexico” photo printed on aluminum, 40” x 20”

 

My goal since opening my own business has always been to make my passion my only profession. Ultimately I would love to be able to work for myself, creating images that inspire, entertain and get people thinking.

 

photograph of a desert waterfall by John Philip Stratton

“Desert Waterfall” photo printed on aluminum, 20” x 40”

 

I often see beauty in the small moments in life and in many places I go. I would love to be recognized for capturing and sharing these moments with others. Being able to share my love for these snapshots in time is truly my passion.

 

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