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I share stories.

While I’ve been photographing for more than 50 years, I’ve never been as compelled as I am today to craft an image that shares a story and touches an emotion. Color, patterns, texture, and light all capture my attention and are artistically reflected in my images. My subject matter ranges from travel and documentary photography, “wide-scapes” (land, city and sea), abandoned imagery, and sometimes to what’s right in front of me.

I spend a lot of time reflecting my part of the world – western Pennsylvania, and my city, Pittsburgh. Its rich industrial history and transformation to a leading technology center provide a backdrop for vistas that are uniquely stunning. Pittsburgh’s 3 rivers, 446 bridges, and more than 90 local neighborhoods all bring their own flavor to images of this city and provide me the opportunity for artistic interpretation.

If I’m not photographing near home, then it’s often the Boston and Cape Cod regions, expressing the light and local flavor of a city brimming with history and its nearby sea and sand. My international and domestic travel provides unique opportunities to immerse my lenses in local color and culture – captured on busy city streets, winding back roads, cross-country landscapes, bustling local markets, and ancient dusty towns.

Photography tools are constantly evolving, creating exciting new ways to craft and extend the range of an image. I compose my images to reflect what I see, to share a story or trigger an emotion. I then use these tools to enhance my artistic interpretation, completing the story the way I want to share it. Often, my images stand alone. Sometimes they are pieces of a larger story, connecting one part to another.

Yes, I share stories.

Please enjoy my work, and feel free to share your thoughts. Your feedback is much appreciated.

John Schiller Pittsburgh, PA

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