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John Meader

John T Meader

Photography

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I picked up my first camera and started taking photographs in 1978 on a family trip across country. Trying to capture something more than a simple scene quickly became the aim of every shot in every national park we visited. Though most shots never reached that lofty goal, it became the reason to take pictures.

Over the years, with a variety of cameras, I have attempted to place my camera in the right spots at the right times to capture the moment at hand. It's not easy, but it's rewarding when you hit the mark. In the end, taking a photo that captures what you're after is the icing on a delicious cake. To me, the greatest value in this endeavor is the process of learning to see, learning to anticipate, and putting myself in the way of beauty. I still love national parks, but I've learned you don't need to visit Yellowstone to get a great photo–you just need to open your eyes to what's around you where ever you are. It takes practice, and that's the joy of photography.

I currently have an exhibit entitled "The Sky Surrounds Us" which is a joint show with Barbara Joseph at Railroad Square Cinema sponsored by the Maine Film Center as part of their "Art in the Lobby." program to support local artists. The show will be up from November 29, 2017 through January 8, 2018 with an opening reception on Monday December 4 from 5-7pm.

John T. Meader
November 2017

John is the owner/director of Northern Stars Planetarium, a portable planetarium business that has served Maine schools for 30 years. He is a Registered Maine Guide and loves canoeing, hiking, sailing, and the outdoors. He lives in Fairfield with his wife, Laura, and has three grown children.

jtmeader@myfairpoint.net

 

Coal Train by John Meader

 

Schooner Alert by John Meader

 

Stretching Your Wings by John Meader

 

Loon Ripples by John Meader

 

New York Landmarks by John Meader

 

Cheyenne by John Meader

 

Harpswell Meeting House by John Meader

 

Flood Tide by John Meader

 

Sunset Meditation by John Meader

 

Nymph Lake 1 by John Meader

 

Mountain Horses by John Meader

 

Pishon Ferry by John Meader

 

Popham Sunset by John Meader

 

Thanksgiving Walk by John Meader

 

Devil's Backbone by John Meader

 

Sun Pillar at Sunset by John Meader

 

Blue Sunset by John Meader

 

Turn of the Seasons by John Meader

 

Walking through the Orchard by John Meader

 

Starlings and Pines by John Meader

 

Kingfield Dam by John Meader

 

Darkness by the River by John Meader

 

Milky Way at Flagstaff Lake by John Meader

 

Moon, Venus, and Miller Tower by John Meader

 

Star Talk on Cadillac Mountain by John Meader

 

On Top of Cadillac by John Meader

 

Katahdin at Sunrise by John Meader

 

Stars Over Katahdin 2017 by John Meader

 

Fair Fields at Sunrise by John Meader

 

Eclipse Earthshine by John Meader

 

Great American Eclipse 2 by John Meader

 

Great American Eclipse 1 by John Meader

 

Diamond Ring by John Meader

 

Moments of Wonder by John Meader

 

Totality by John Meader

 

Wild Roses at Marshall Point by John Meader

 

A Change of Wind by John Meader

 

The Softness of Memory by John Meader

 

What I Remember by John Meader

 

Memory Fades Away by John Meader

 

Thief by John Meader

 

Together by John Meader

 

Do You Remember that Party? by John Meader

 

I Remember the Canoe by John Meader

 

Aerial Combat by John Meader

 

Fog on Long Pond by John Meader

 

Solomon's Seal by John Meader

 

Trollius aka Globe Flower by John Meader