The Process to Completing a Book Project

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Date(s) - Nov 12, 2015
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Doors open 30 minutes prior.

American Legion Joyce Kilmer Post #25

Lecture Meeting


John Wyatt will talk about two portrait books and what was involved in every aspect from getting subjects, developing a rapport with them, lighting, use of the environment, model releases, submitting to publishers, etc. Also, a discussion of getting gallery and museum exhibitions.


John has been photographing since 1973. He’s self taught except for a few courses on dark room techniques and lighting. From the onset he has photographed only projects that are of interest to him: heavily tattooed people in their environment, boxers and mixed martial arts fighters, street photography, and the deteriorating landscape in America. He has been printing in the dark room for thirty five years and making digital prints for ten years.

His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums. Two monographs of his work have been published: Under My Skin and Tough Guys. He also had work published in magazines and books and he’s included in a permanent museum collection.

His photography and printing was done nights and weekends. Before his retirement in 2006 he worked in social work, counseling and later in management for the New Jersey Superior Court in the Criminal Division and the Family Division. His passion for photography continues and his concentration is now on the Salton Sea in California.

Speaker: John Wyatt