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Author John G. Blair with two of his studio assistants Pebbles (left photo) and Sequoia (right photo)

photos by Aleksandra Takala

John began writing and photographing in elementary school, publishing and selling his own newspaper at age 10. He has been a professional photographer for over 35 years, with a specialty of photographing women. He is experienced in boudoir, portrait, wedding, commercial, editorial, stock, and fine art photography. He has been working in various aspects of digital photography since 1991, starting in Photoshop 2.5! His boudoir photography and scenes of him at work were featured on the French television program, “This Crazy World”.

He has taught courses, presented seminars, and lectured on photographic and business topics to groups of all ages from middle school children up through professionals. He has presented a number boudoir and makeup courses to professional photographers as well. John's award winning work has led to his being named Photographer of the Year twice in five Northern California counties. He has received a number of awards and honors from the Professional Photographers of California. His studio is located in the redwood forests of Northern California, which he shares with his wife and three large dogs. In his spare time, he is a volunteer firefighter.

John is shown training on the Sebastopol ladder truck in his role as a volunteer firefighter. He is climbing up onto the truck in the photo on the right carrying an axe and wearing a SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Appartus). In the left photo he is nearing the top of the 105 foot ladder stuck up in space in a confidence building exercise.