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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

 

Sunrise on Frenchmans Bay by John Meader

 

Otter Cliff Awash by John Meader

 

Boulder Beach Rocks by John Meader

 

Sunrise on Boulder Beach by John Meader

 

Umbrella Tree Number 3 by John Meader

 

Brook and Boulder by John Meader

 

Portland at Night by John Meader

 

Liberty Tool Co by John Meader

 

Greetings from Bailey Island by John Meader

 

Cribstone Bridge by John Meader

 

Mackerel Cove by John Meader

 

The Falls at Arch Bridge by John Meader

 

Ready for Rain by John Meader

 

Hunter Brook Falls by John Meader

 

Umbrella Tree by John Meader

 

Maple Leaf and Mares Tail by John Meader

 

Fort Halifax at Sunset by John Meader

 

Redwing in Flight by John Meader

 

Heading Into Turbulence by John Meader

 

The Crow by John Meader

 

Color Comes at Dawn by John Meader

 

Hero at Dawn by John Meader

 

China Lake Milky Way Panorama by John Meader

 

Milky Way at China Lake by John Meader

 

Equinox Sunrise by John Meader

 

Ledge Drop by John Meader

 

Sandy Point by John Meader

 

Public Landing by John Meader

 

The Icy St George by John Meader

 

Emily by John Meader

 

Propping Up the Past by John Meader

 

I am in Heaven by John Meader

 

Breakwater by John Meader

 

Winter Raven by John Meader

 

Bath Sunrise by John Meader

 

Mink at the Breakwater by John Meader

 

Wind Upon Owls Head by John Meader

 

Orion and the Moon by John Meader

 

First Light over the Kennebec by John Meader

 

Weeping Frosted Tree by John Meader

 

Frozen Falls by John Meader

 

Winter Cascade by John Meader

 

Marshall Point Light by John Meader

 

The Ramp to the Light 2 by John Meader

 

The Ramp to the Light by John Meader

 

The Photographers Work by John Meader

 

Azelea on White by John Meader

 

Surf at Pemaquid Light by John Meader