John is a photographer based in greater Washington, DC, specializing documentary and portrait 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 time 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, The White House News Photographers Association, and is on the board of the Washington DC chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.
Freshman Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA, 7) inside her Washington, D.C. congressional office on January 31, 2017. Rep. Jayapal was sworn into Congress on January 3, 2017 and is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives. She is the first woman to represent the 7th District (Washington) in Congress and the first Asian-American to represent the state of Washington in Congress. For The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Larry Parlier. Neighbor. For 22 years he worked as a graphic designer for the U.S. Army, and he worked out of the Pentagon. He was present during the 9/11 attacks and retired in 2005. He is an amateur painter and often travels to the southwest, collecting art and furniture. John Boal Photography
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. For The Prince William Times