Graphic Encounter  provides professional fine art+ custom framing consulting services to distinguished Interior Designers + Architects + Purchasing Agents + Hotel Developers, that specialize in the design and implementation of boutique hotels + casino hotels + premier destination resorts the world over.


It's been a fast twenty years, but that's how long I've been a commercial photographer, after almost 11 years in the US Army.  My experiences in the military include graduating from the Airborne and Ranger training programs, time as a staff officer at the battalion and brigade level, and as a three-time company level commander.  

Photography became a passion while stationed in Germany, and has since dominated my waking hours.  I love making pictures, especially so for clients that appreciate the effort, and the art, that goes into crafting an image.  I suppose it's the mixture of the two that really gets my juices flowing, as it never ceases to be a challenge.  

While comfortable creating images in the studio, we really enjoy working on location, as the allure of the outdoor world is hard to beat and the endless variety offers an ever changing tableau from which to choose.  

Past clients include: 

Phillips 66 Aviation Fuels    The Company of Others    Georgia Jet    Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

Goodyear Aviation Tires    SeeSeeEye      Grace Dickerson Advertising      Home Depot    Sport Aviation Magazine

      WestPoint Stevens Corporation      Rock-Tenn Company    Terrafugia    Aspen Avionics    Army Times

Texas Monthly      The Wall Street Journal      Golf Journal Magazine    General Aviation News    Aviation for Women Magazine

Commuter Craft      Turkel Advertising - Miami    Larry King Airshows    Jet Support Services, Inc.

Yale University      Avfuel      McKenna, Long & Aldridge    Where Atlanta Magazine   Consumer Reports Magazine

Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine      Smith Winchester - Detroit    Terry College of Business - University of Georgia      

Standard & Poor’s Published Image - Boston    Center for the Visually Impaired - Atlanta    Dyno Nobel Corporation

Pro Bono Clients include: 

 The Lindbergh Foundation, Furkids, Make a Wish Foundation,  Hands On Atlanta, the Lighthouse Family Retreat and National Public Radio station WABE FM 90.1

Professional Affiliations include:  the American Society of Media Photographers and the International Society for Aviation Photography

John is a former member of the ASMP National Board, and is an active member of EAA and AOPA.

John's aviation work was selected for inclusion in the Best of ASMP in 2008, one of only twenty professional portfolios so chosen, of over 400 submitted for consideration.