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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

 

Trafalgar after Rain by John Meader

 

Saint James Repose by John Meader

 

Tower Brdge by John Meader

 

Trafalgar on the Armistice by John Meader

 

Young and Old by John Meader

 

Trafalgar Square Number 1 by John Meader

 

Saint Pauls and Thames by John Meader

 

Aroostook by John Meader

 

A Fern in Time by John Meader

 

Cant Buy Me Love by John Meader

 

Nasturtiums and Sky by John Meader

 

Country Road by John Meader

 

Branch Pond Reflections by John Meader

 

The Church in China Village by John Meader

 

Welcome by John Meader

 

Campfire by the Pond by John Meader

 

Trees on Fire by John Meader

 

Maple Stack by John Meader

 

Farm Pond by John Meader

 

Kennebec Sunrise by John Meader

 

Monhegan Reward by John Meader

 

Reaching for Casco Bay by John Meader

 

Waking up to a Blur of Fir by John Meader

 

Moon Over Penobscot Narrows by John Meader

 

Old Glory by John Meader

 

Water droplets on Iris by John Meader

 

Sunrise Over Sebasticook Lake by John Meader

 

Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme by John Meader

 

The Queens Lace by John Meader

 

Augusta Crossing by John Meader

 

Eclipse of the Moon by John Meader

 

Red Barn in the Sheepscot Valley by John Meader

 

Graveyard Maples by John Meader

 

The Astronomer by John Meader

 

Capital Reflection by John Meader

 

Halloween Sundogs by John Meader

 

Trick or Treat by John Meader

 

Abandoned by John Meader

 

A New Friend by John Meader

 

Old Tins by John Meader

 

Peppers by John Meader

 

Have a seat by John Meader

 

A Scolding by John Meader

 

Morning Crossing by John Meader

 

Reflection of the Season by John Meader

 

Kennebec Morning Fog by John Meader

 

End of the Sunlight by John Meader

 

Partial Eclipse by John Meader