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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

 

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

 

Rowing In by John Meader

 

July Fourth by John Meader

 

Lift Off by John Meader

 

Reflecting on Sailing by John Meader

 

Fishing from the Rocks by John Meader

 

Had Enough by John Meader

 

Morning Paddle by John Meader

 

Midnight on Winona by John Meader

 

The Queen and her Minions by John Meader

 

Evening Launch by John Meader

 

Electric Tree by John Meader

 

Woodsman and Peavey by John Meader

 

Night Paddler by John Meader

 

Little Spencer Reflects by John Meader

 

Azelea Bud by John Meader

 

Dandelion Detail by John Meader

 

The Heart of a Lion by John Meader

 

Waiting for Wind by John Meader

 

Three Birches at Kineo by John Meader

 

Rope Swing by John Meader

 

Veil of Cumulus by John Meader

 

Little Spencer by John Meader

 

Little Spencer Mountain by John Meader

 

Kineo and Moosehead by John Meader

 

Forget Me Not by John Meader

 

Cloudy Transit of Mercury by John Meader

 

Acadia National Park by John Meader

 

Pigeon Hill by John Meader

 

Dusk on the Machias River by John Meader

 

Crooner by John Meader

 

Bike Riders by John Meader

 

Pulling an Eddy by John Meader

 

Bobby by John Meader