John is a photographer based in greater Washington, DC, specializing documentary, portrait and news photography. A former staff photographer at The News & Messenger (Manassas, VA) from 2008-12, he developed his versatility through daily assignments and creating award-winning multimedia.
Capturing the physical blemishes and idiosyncrasies of his subjects in the minutes, hours and days he spends with them has led him to believe we’re all a lot more alike than we first appear. He loves challenges and meeting new people, and hopes to continue to frame the human spirit with his unique and talented skillset.
He currently lives in Alexandria, VA, shooting for clients such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, European Pressphoto Agency, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and George Mason University, among others. He is a member of NPPA and is on the board of the Washington DC chapter of ASMP.
Sister Andrea Verchuck, looks up at the stained glass inside the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Saint Benedict Monastery, in Bristow, VA. The Benedictine Sisters of Virginia dates back to 1868, Saint Benedict Monastery was built in 1901 and the Chapel in 1933. Sister Andrea joined the Monastery as a 15 year old, in 1950. She says about her decision to become a nun at such an early age, "I think the most rewarding thing was an assurance that this is what I was meant to do. I have had more happiness and more satisfaction and more fulfillment in this than in anything I think I could do."
Jon Peha, Full Professor in the Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy and the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Washington DC. Monday, March 30, 2015. For Carnegie Mellon Today
Melissa McMullan, Miss Rodeo Virginia 2014, of Ft. Valley, VA, stands with her horse, Sarah, during the Dave Martin Rodeo, at the Prince William County Fair, in Manassas, VA, on Sunday, August 10, 2014. McMullan represents Virginia regionally and nationally, while promoting "rodeos and the western lifestyle" in Virginia. John Boal Photography