Born in Japan, John Slemp was a world traveler before he was a teen. After attending college on a 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, and the world’s best art was a spellbinding tutor.

Fast forward twenty-plus years, and his wide-ranging photography experience allows him to create environmental still life, portraits, lifestyle, and landscape images, specializing in aviation. He’s now a recently licensed FAA drone pilot, which has been incorporated into new assignment work.

Light, shape, and composition are the tools used to create images for a wide variety of editorial, corporate, and advertising clients worldwide. Down to earth, pragmatic, and easy to work with, his goal is to bring out the best each project has to offer. A great sense of humor is an added plus, which keeps everyone on set loose and lively.

Task oriented, he’s organized to a fault, which streamlines the workflow...and allows his experienced production team to remain within both time and financial constraints...allowing for the highest production value possible.

As an aside, he’s a big fan of dogs, fly fishing, and a good cheeseburger. Strangely, 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, been seen globally, and hangs in a number of private and public collections as fine art.  Give us a call, as we are always ready for a new visual challenge, and would love to hear about your project.  John will create amazing images for you too!  

I'm a former member of the American Society of Media Photographers National Board, and an active member of ISAP (the International Society for Aviation Photography), EAA and AOPA.

My work is represented by Soho Myriad, Corporate Division, Atlanta, and by Graphic Encounter Fine Art in Aspen, Colorado. My images proudly hang in several Marriott hotels, as well as FBO's, public and corporate collections, and private homes.