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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

 

Winter Paddle on the Kennebec by John Meader

 

Milky Way on Ice by John Meader

 

Good Morning by John Meader

 

Fallen Foliage by John Meader

 

Crossing a the Custom House by John Meader

 

Horse at Spruce Head by John Meader

 

Gray Dawn by John Meader

 

Stream of Friendship by John Meader

 

Windows in windows by John Meader

 

Christmas in the Old Port by John Meader

 

Dover Castle World by John Meader

 

Candlelight Service by John Meader

 

Captured by John Meader

 

Bridge Out by John Meader

 

Morning Tree by John Meader

 

Breach by John Meader

 

Sentinel Tree by John Meader

 

Stone Bridge by John Meader

 

Cascade Pond by John Meader

 

Aroostook World by John Meader

 

Aurora at the Farm Pond by John Meader

 

Birch Twirl by John Meader

 

Cumulus Sky by John Meader

 

Quaker Hill World at Night by John Meader

 

New York World by John Meader

 

Friendship Buoys by John Meader

 

Christmas in the Old Port by John Meader

 

The Lobster Shack by John Meader

 

Hyde Park Run by John Meader

 

Blink of the Eye by John Meader

 

Lights of London by John Meader

 

The Armor of Kings by John Meader

 

Flowers on a black table by John Meader

 

Lights of Covent Garden by John Meader

 

Roque Bluffs Beach at Dusk by John Meader

 

Sunset over Englishman Bay by John Meader

 

End of the Season by John Meader

 

Moonrise at Roque Bluffs by John Meader

 

Cutler Sunset by John Meader

 

Morning at Little River by John Meader

 

Rose for the Bold by John Meader

 

West Quoddy Head Light by John Meader

 

White Cliffs of Dover by John Meader

 

November Murder by John Meader

 

Crow Moon Number 2 by John Meader

 

Crow Moon by John Meader

 

Paper Poppies by John Meader

 

Affpuddle by John Meader