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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

 

Three Leaves by John Meader

 

Good Night Moon by John Meader

 

Augusta Predawn Panorama by John Meader

 

Super Moon Setting by John Meader

 

Moon Over the Capital Dome by John Meader

 

Moon Over Bell Tower by John Meader

 

Super Moon Rising by John Meader

 

Leading Edges by John Meader

 

High Flying Bird by John Meader

 

Mediterraneo by John Meader

 

Wyman Lake Morning by John Meader

 

Steps to Saint George by John Meader

 

Painted Plaster by John Meader

 

Repair with Heart by John Meader

 

Temple of Concord by John Meader

 

The Great Pumpkin by John Meader

 

Hunter's Moon by John Meader

 

The Barnes Road by John Meader

 

Barnes Road - cropped by John Meader

 

Jewett Pond by John Meader

 

Morning Fog by John Meader

 

Reggie's Hay by John Meader

 

Strength in Turbulence by John Meader

 

Strength in Turbulence - cropped by John Meader

 

Blueberry Field by John Meader

 

Blueberry Field through the Wall by John Meader

 

Blueberry Field Through the Wall - cropped by John Meader

 

Autumn in the Blueberry Field by John Meader

 

Hollingsworth and Whitney by John Meader

 

End of the Shift by John Meader

 

Mountains of Western Maine by John Meader

 

Potential Illumination by John Meader

 

A Light in the Window by John Meader

 

Foggy Morning on Wyman Lake by John Meader

 

Mt Blue in Gold by John Meader

 

Looking up Carrabassett Valley by John Meader

 

Fall Wonderland by John Meader

 

Autumn Mirror by John Meader

 

From Corn to the Clouds by John Meader

 

Down the Tracks by John Meader

 

Foliage in the Mist by John Meader

 

Oak Pond by John Meader

 

Morning Mist in the Graveyard by John Meader

 

The Castle of Venus by John Meader

 

A Reflective Paddle by John Meader

 

The Yellow Shed by John Meader

 

The Dream of the Bridge by John Meader

 

The Bridge of 1939 by John Meader