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. As a photographer I am able to be authentic in that present moment when everything connects and I snap the shutter, and I love that it allows for an acknowledged shared moment of existence - either between subject and artist and / or artist and viewer.
Click on the button above to purchase selected images as prints, framed prints, etc., t shirts and home items like fleece blankets, duvet covers 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.