Welcome to my web site and a sincere thank you for visiting. Photography, since its introduction, has struggled to be accepted as a fine art medium - and this controversy and the inherent struggle imposed is a main factor in my choosing it as my main form of self expression. And despite the occasional manipulation of an image, my ethos in creating a photograph echoes that of Peter Henry Robinson who believed that the unique qualities of tone, texture, and light inherent in photography made it a unique art form, making any embellishments used for the sake of “art” unnecessary. The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu has had a significant impact in my life and my photographs reflect that influence and are an attempt to capture an inner essence. 

For further reading, my About page goes into a little more depth and the Blog is a visual guide to my journey as an artist since 2015.


Click on the button above to purchase selected images as prints, framed prints, etc., and t shirts or home items like fleece blankets, duvet covers,  coffee mugs and so forth. This link will take you away from the johnvail.net site to my pixels site.

Other images are available as limited edition prints. Just contact me to discuss.