Bio

John Mitchell – Storyteller. Artist. Photographer.
331_Aug-22-2014-1-1John Mitchell captures his subjects at their emotional high point. It’s part art and part science. His technical mastery in unrivaled. The heart and passion John pours into his photography knows no bounds.

John’s passion for photography started when, at the age of nine, he picked up his grandmother’s camera and started shooting. It became even more evident in high school. One of his teachers left this telling comment on a report card, “John would do better if he left his camera in his locker.”

Whether he’s shooting an individual, family or group portrait, candid wedding memories-to-be, or business or legal photography, John is an engaging storyteller, consummate artist and a peerless master photographer.

John started his career as a part-time photographer in 1971. Over the years he’s been fortunate enough to study under some of the great photographers of our time, including Don Blair (aka Big Daddy), Jay Stock, David Ziser, Al Gilbert, and Tibor Horvath.

Not all of John’s clients have featured smiling portraiture. For eight years, John was the Civilian Forensics Technician with the Waterloo Regional Police Service.

John was a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) and through his success in print competition, earnings of accreditations and his service to the associations and profession, he earned several distinguished awards, including, Craftsman of Photographic Arts, Master of Photographic Arts and two Master bars.

Like the great masters in any field, John continues to expand his knowledge and experience, never satisfied to rest on past achievements. He studies the mannerisms of subjects before picking up a camera, studiously paints with light, and prints his own work.

It’s just what you’d expect from an engaging storyteller and brilliant artist, who, by the way, also happens to be a photographer.