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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

 

Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge by John Meader

 

Icarus Lands at Concordia by John Meader

 

Refuge by John Meader

 

Etna from the Greek Theater by John Meader

 

Ortygia Bridge by John Meader

 

We Are Small by John Meader

 

Segesta by John Meader

 

Ortygia Sunset by John Meader

 

Villa Comunale by John Meader

 

Ortygia by John Meader

 

Lightning over the Straits of Messina by John Meader

 

Syracuse Skiff at Sunset by John Meader

 

U Turn by John Meader

 

Laundry by John Meader

 

Silvestri by John Meader

 

Marina di Ragusa by John Meader

 

Etna e Taormina by John Meader

 

Etna Clouds by John Meader

 

Full Moon Rising by John Meader

 

Emerging Moon by John Meader

 

Full Sturgeon Moon by John Meader

 

Full Moon Over Miller Library by John Meader

 

Thistle and Bee 2 by John Meader

 

Thistle and Bee 1 by John Meader

 

Forillon by John Meader

 

Before School by John Meader

 

Saint Gaudens Porch by John Meader

 

Acadia Somes Sound by John Meader

 

White Fern by John Meader

 

Stellafane Evening by John Meader

 

Stellafane 2016 by John Meader

 

Observer by John Meader

 

Fishing by John Meader

 

Paper Mill Moon 2 by John Meader

 

Paper Mill Moon 1 by John Meader

 

Night Crossing by John Meader

 

Taking Flight by John Meader

 

Sparkle by John Meader

 

The Water is Fine by John Meader

 

Running Magic by John Meader

 

Kayaking Magic by John Meader

 

Moxie Morning by John Meader

 

Evening Paddle by John Meader

 

Singing Bowls by John Meader

 

Leaf and Tree by John Meader

 

The Boathouse and Wharf by John Meader

 

Wild Rose by John Meader

 

Fireworks and the Stars by John Meader