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"Taxi" Florence, Italy 2015

Jon Fisher

Past Tour Exhibitor

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www.jonfisherphoto.net

Jon Fisher received his BFA degree from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1979, where he studied under contemporary fine art photographer Ray K. Metzker. Upon graduation, he worked as an assistant to world-renowned portrait photographer, Arnold Newman, and later, with some of the best photographers in New York City in the fields of advertising, fashion, corporate, and editorial photography. In 1982 he opened his own commercial photography studio on West 27th Street, working for a wide range of cliental, including advertising agencies, design firms, and magazines, traveleing the world for corporate clients, airlines, and tourism boards.

Seeking to share his passion and expertise with young people, he began teaching photography at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey in 2004, and completed his Masters in Education at Walden University in 2007. He currently teaches both traditional and digital photography, while he continues to pursue his own creative endeavors.

"I first started using a camera seriously when I was in high school. As a shy teenager, photography became my portal for self-expression and exploration of the world. I was influenced by the portraits of people on the fringes of society by Diane Arbus, as well as Henri Cartier Bresson’s penchant for capturing “the decisive moment" in his imagery."

Utilizing formal design elements in his compositions, and careful manipulation of tonal values, his imagery seeks to capture a sense of place, infused with timelessness, mystery, and passion.