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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

 

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

 

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