Photo above: Hope Rock Window shot by John Mariana.
Renowned photographer, John Mariana, will be speaking at the Photography Club of Beaufort’s meeting on March 14th at the BAC/Mather Academy (formerly Artworks), 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort. The presentation, which will begin at 7 p.m., is free and the public is invited to attend.
In 1980, John started using photography in connection to his art background to create color images. By 1984, large format black and white prints became his specialty. Today, John uses digital files to bring a new and different look to his work with primary focus on a unique color palette with visual and emotional presentation. He has won numerous awards for his large print images and regularly donates his work and talents to non-profit endeavors.
John’s style, presentation and fine art print quality has been and is today greatly influenced by Ansel Adams’ style and techniques for creating black and white prints.
John has produced seven books demonstrating his Photoshop techniques for producing fine art photographs. His first pictorial book, Visions of Scotland, was published in 2008 with dramatic images of churches, abbeys, castles and the whimsical aspects of Scottish life. Presented as a photographic guide through the South Borderlands and the Highlands, it was followed by, Visions of Italy, a beautiful fine art book with impressive images of Venice, Florence Tuscany and Rome.