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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

 

Oops by John Meader

 

Flushing a Pair of Hooded Mergansers by John Meader

 

Standing Guard by John Meader

 

Sentinels by John Meader

 

A Flowering Congregation by John Meader

 

An Eagle Takes Flight by John Meader

 

Castle Island by John Meader

 

Cascade at Arch Bridge by John Meader

 

Vaughan Brook by John Meader

 

Meeting House at Dawn by John Meader

 

Colby in Winter by John Meader

 

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