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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

 

Boulder Beach by John Meader

 

Milky Way Over Boulder Beach by John Meader

 

Otter Cliffs at Sunrise by John Meader

 

Dawn at Boulder Beach by John Meader

 

The Church at Head Tide by John Meader

 

Venus Twilight by John Meader

 

Lucy by John Meader

 

Venus in the Twilight over Barn by John Meader

 

Venus in Twilight by John Meader

 

Winter Fog by John Meader

 

Liberty Tree and Moon by John Meader

 

Zodiacal Light by John Meader

 

Albion Diary by John Meader

 

Sunset over North Pond by John Meader

 

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse by John Meader

 

Haloed Penumbral Lunar Eclipse by John Meader

 

Rockland Harbor by John Meader

 

Goose Down by John Meader

 

Winter in Camden by John Meader

 

Masthead at Christmas by John Meader

 

Winter Cover by John Meader

 

Mirage of Two Bush Light by John Meader

 

Atlantic Sunrise by John Meader

 

Cold Duck by John Meader

 

Women's March by John Meader

 

A Reflection of Democracy by John Meader

 

Women's March 2017 by John Meader

 

Morning Ferry by John Meader

 

Pemaquid Moon by John Meader

 

Keeper's House at Pemaquid by John Meader

 

Pemaquid Sunrise by John Meader

 

Inside the Temple by John Meader

 

Ice and Stone by John Meader

 

In the Sunny Cold by John Meader

 

Along the Wall by John Meader

 

In the Pine Cathedral by John Meader

 

After the Ice Storm by John Meader

 

Venus and the Moon by John Meader

 

The Moon--Light and Dark by John Meader

 

Smalls Falls in Winter by John Meader

 

Ice and Stone by John Meader

 

The Pool at Smalls Falls by John Meader

 

Smalls Falls Detail Color by John Meader

 

Smalls Falls Detail Black and White by John Meader

 

Water and Ice by John Meader

 

Escaping by John Meader

 

Winter Solstice Sunset 1 by John Meader

 

Winter Solstice Sunset 2 by John Meader