Isle of Wight, Hampshire
- Wedding Wildlife/Nature Commercial Events/Sports General Stock Imagery Landscape Lifestyle/Families Newborn/Babies Pets/Equine Press
- Company. John Woracker Photography
- Website. johnworacker.com
I began life as a photographer with a 35mm film camera and a strong appetite for recording the world around me. Regularly taking pictures for friends and family, I continued to develop my work, moving from film to digital cameras as technology allowed. The ease with which images can now be presented and shared online has provided me with the perfect platform to begin selling my work and thus began the start of my professional career.
How did I train to become a photographer?
Well, a four-year apprenticeship working on the commercial market and producing photographs to an exacting specification provided an invaluable opportunity to refine my technical skills. Prior to this a Fine Arts degree and work for a magazine and a number of not-for-profit organisations honed my appreciation for art, composition and telling a story through pictures.
Of course, when it comes to photography, life itself is a remarkable teacher. Babies, children, weddings, parties, holidays and hobbies all provided me with inspiration and no end of opportunities to practice my craft.
Why do I do it?
Initially I chose photography as an outlet for the frustrated artist within me who never had the time nor patience to sit still and paint. Photography is dynamic, allowing you to take 20 shots from different angles to find which portrays the experience of a moment rather than just the static scene.
I seem to be infected with a continual desire to improve and enhance the way I achieve this.
To look at it another way, I have a passion for recording life events, fleeting moments that can be made timeless through the creation of a photograph. I aim to capture personality and atmosphere through my photography to create something that will stand alone to tell its own story of that moment in time.
Photography blends so well with other passions: food, art, laughter, and has provided me with a medium to present an ongoing canvas of all the things I enjoy in life.
What subject do I enjoy most?
The simple answer would be anything, any topic, any subject.
My real passion is photographing people. People of all ages, ethnicities and situations to form a portfolio of photojournalism. I love different lights and how they can change the mood of the person portrayed. I also love working with people, getting to know their personalities and presenting this through my work.
My second great love is nature, exploring wildlife and nature's abundant larder, a topic which comes a close second alongside the colour and artistry of carefully prepared food.
Have a browse through my portfolio for a better idea of the style of my work, and don't forget to use the contact page if you have any questions or would like to discuss a particular commission.