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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 "Perspectives" at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine., It is an exploration of the world around me from the personal to the abstract. This presentation of photos is divided between three walls. The first is roughly focused on life–people and animals. The second widens the focus to landscapes and the sky. The third plays with abstractions that turn the viewer inward. There is a partial emphasis on the perceptions of memory and how what you remember differs from the reality of that moment. The show is up for the month of August 2017 with an artist's reception on Friday Aug. 11, 5-8 pm.

John T. Meader
August 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, and the outdoors. He lives in Fairfield with his wife, Laura, and has three grown children.

jtmeader@myfairpoint.net

 

Shooting at the Edge of the Tide by John Meader

 

Blood Moon by John Meader

 

Sebasticook Morning by John Meader

 

Milky Way at Mt. Quill by John Meader

 

Stars Over Katahdin Star Party by John Meader

 

Pinhole Sunset by John Meader

 

Owl's Head in Winter by John Meader

 

Returning Home by John Meader

 

Waiting by John Meader

 

Grindstone by John Meader

 

Fairies by John Meader

 

Knife's Edge by John Meader

 

A Change in Weather by John Meader

 

Paddling in the Sky by John Meader

 

Maple Into Willow by John Meader

 

Sunlight on Katahdin by John Meader

 

Wonderland by John Meader

 

Clouds and Ledges by John Meader

 

Gathering by John Meader

 

Fields of Gold by John Meader

 

Storms End by John Meader

 

Dewdrops by John Meader

 

Oak Pond Milky Way by John Meader

 

A Grand Fishing Hole by John Meader

 

Starlings Flying into the Sunset by John Meader

 

Grand Falls of the Dead by John Meader

 

Paddling the Milky Way by John Meader

 

Sailing toward a Mirage by John Meader

 

Gulls and Alewives by John Meader

 

Bean Shoot by John Meader

 

Debsconeag Deadwater by John Meader

 

Mahoosuc Notch by John Meader

 

Picacho Peak Sunset by John Meader

 

Three Gourds by John Meader

 

Picacho Peak Traihead by John Meader

 

Desert Fence by John Meader

 

Desert Car by John Meader

 

Small Point by John Meader

 

Knife Edge by John Meader

 

Newfoundland Arches by John Meader

 

Mayflower 1 by John Meader

 

Reading Recipes by John Meader

 

Angus King by John Meader

 

Birch Bark by John Meader

 

At Rest by John Meader

 

Porcupine Tree by John Meader

 

Around the fireplace by John Meader

 

Love is in the Air by John Meader