About John Weller
John Weller is a self-taught photographer primarily interested in landscape/nature photography. His interest in photography began quite by accident when he purchased a digital camera for his wife's birthday in 2004. After nearly 30 years working in the technical fields of engineering and network administration he decided to pursue photography as a full time endeavor in 2012.
John shows his work at art shows throughout the Midwest. Additionally, his work is installed at the Artist Lounge, an artist cooperative gallery with locations in Mason, Ohio and Hamilton, Ohio, where he also serves as the president of the board of directors. John's art can be found in numerous private and corporate collections..
John currently lives in southwest Ohio with his wife, Lisa and their two cats. He has five children, all (thankfully) grown and living on their own. He also has four grandchildren; who he loves to spoil and then give back to their parents.
Honorable Mention - 2013 Wyoming Art Show
Honorable Mention - 2013 Rising Sun Festival of Fine Art
ADC - Art Comes Alive - Fine Art Contest & Exhibit Finalist 2013, 2014 & 2015 Award Winner
Award of Excellence - First Place, 2015 Levis Commons Fine Art Fair
My work is driven by both subject matter and a belief. Nature and environments where man lives with the land rather than dominates the land inspire me. My life-long love of forests, lakes, rivers and rural landscapes provide me with ample material to create art.
I believe that our memories define who we are to ourselves. Memories are both fallible and malleable. Like memories my photographs are not documentary - they are my impressions of the moments they depict. For me, photography is a satisfying blend of creativity, intellectual challenge, and craftsmanship in the service of creating my memories of these environments.
My camera is my paintbrush. It is the tool that paints the scene. My computer contains my paints - I use them to set the tone, the color, and the contrast of my art. With these tools I create my memories of moments of serene beauty and then preserve them with archival materials.