Born in Japan, award-winning photographer John Slemp was a world traveler before he was a teen. After attending college on an academic scholarship, he served in the US Army stationed in Germany, and out of curiosity spent many hours visiting well-known museums throughout Europe. Little did he know that he was preparing for a life in commercial photography, with the world’s best art being a spellbinding tutor.
Fast forward twenty-plus years, and his extensive photography experience allows him to create a wide variety of images including environmental still life, portraits, and lifestyle images. Light, shape, and composition are the tools used to create images for a wide variety of editorial, corporate, and advertising clients worldwide.
Easy to work with, his goal is to create the best images possible for each assignment. A great sense of humor is an added plus, which keeps everyone on set loose and lively. As an aside, he’s a big fan of dogs, fly fishing, and a good cheeseburger.
Oddly, he likes cutting the grass too, as it offers time to think..and we cut a lot of grass in the South. His work has won several industry awards, including three times being selected for the Best of ASMP competition, and as a 2020 Editor's Pick in the annual Aviation Week photo contest.
His fine art work hangs in a number of private and public collections, which he continues to actively exhibit.
Turkel Advertising - Miami Grace Dickerson Advertising 9th Wonder
Warbird Magazine Avfuel Army Times Mono Magazine - Japan
Texas Monthly The Wall Street Journal Golf Journal Magazine SeeSeeEye
Vertical Magazine Cargolux Avgroup Phillips 66 Aviation Fuels
Waco Aircraft Corporation Laser Aviation Georgia Magazine
Women in Aviation International ASA - Aviation Supplies and Academics
Biplane Rides Over Atlanta Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Home Depot Aspen Avionics Goodyear Aviation Tires
Rock-Tenn Company Eckardt Electric ImagineAir
O'Gara Jets WestPoint Stevens Corporation Yale University
General Aviation News Horizon Dreams Aviation Sport Aviation Magazine
Aviation for Women Magazine Larry King Airshows Jet Support Services, Inc.
Wellstar Health System McKenna, Long & Aldridge Fulton County Arts Council
Terrafugia Consumer Reports Magazine Georgia Jet
Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine Dyno Nobel Corporation
Terry College of Business - University of Georgia Standard & Poor’s Published Image
Center for the Visually Impaired