“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable!” - Cesar A. Cruz

John B. Weaver Photographic Images

Photography has been a part of my life since I was a child. Photographic arts were an integral part of the household in which I grew up.  I took pictures all through my school years and briefly studied photography at Indiana University with Reginald Heron and Henry Holmes Smith. It was during my time at Indiana, that my concept of photography shifted from "taking pictures" to "making photographs." I moved to Southern California to make a go of it as commercial photographer, all the while nurturing the idea of creating photographs as fine art.  Economic necessity dictated that I set aside photography. I earned a degree in software engineering and spent the next thirty-six years in technology.  When I came back to photography much had changed, but much was still the same.

Photography as Art

I am still shooting medium and large format film images as well as picking up this newfangled digital photography.  I'm sad for the young photographers that have never stood over a developing tray in the dim red light of a darkroom and watched an image come up from nothing on the paper.  It's magic. But the vast capabilites offered by digital photography open other, completely new creative avenues of expression.

You will find giclée digital images printed on heavy matte Moab Entrada Rag Natural 300 lbs 100% cotton full archival paper as well as gelatin silver prints from film negatives among the images on this site.  I hope you will find images that speak to you, that you'll want to hang on your wall at home and make a part of your daily life.  Prints come mounted on archival matt board, signed, numbered and ready for framing.