John's exclusive gallery is
the Sunbear Studio
22 West Main Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081
John Holliger's Studio
70 Welshire Court
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Welcome to Photography by John Holliger.
I specialize in commercial and nature photography.
My portfolio includes Ohio Wesleyan University, distinctiveartsource.com of Virginia, greatamericanart.com, Marion General Hospital, Rivers Edge Conference Center, Cleveland, Green Dental Offices, Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware, Button Up Gallery, Sunbear Studio, Culver International Moulding Company of Lewis Center, Delaware City Hall, Spirituality Network, St. Martin de Porres Center of Columbus, Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal, Lexington, KY, Pendle Hill Quaker Conference Center, Philadelphia, Inniswood Metro Park in Columbus, Main Street Delaware, published work for Dr. Juan Armando Rojas Joo in Spain and United States, Holmes County Wood Fired Functional Ceramics, Farming Magazine of Mt. Hope, Ohio, numerous web photography for retail stores, restaurants, business interiors and exteriors, business/environmental portraiture, construction/architecture, corporate events.
Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Grove City,
Ultramarina Editorial (publisher of Lux by Juan Armando Rojas Joo) Seville, Spain,
University of Indiana Press,
DMMI of Gahanna,
Ohio State University
Agriculture Technical Institute,
Day trips in Ohio for 1 - 3 photographers, who would like to see new places,vistas, and close-upwork.
One on One mentoring for photographers who just bought that new camera, and wants to set it up to suit their needs, and then go out and test everything.
email me of your interest and we'll plan a very unique and inspiring day.
John Holliger comes alive walking the Lake Erie shore, slogging through wetlands, learning the habitats of forests in Ohio, the stories the rocks are telling, watching the movement from starry nights to the first light of day. A graduate of Oberlin College and Yale Divinity School, John is an Episcopal priest who served parishes in Connecticut and Ohio. Laying down that work at 58, John is a self-taught nature photographer with an animated curiosity for how potters, painters, poets and classic photographers approach their art—always on the creative edge, taking risks, asking “What’s next?”
A Contemplative Nature
In that ancient time when humans moved with the rhythms of nature, we knew we lived in a Garden that was enchanted with mystery and beauty.
Every year at the same time the migrating cranes flew out of the morning fog and landed in the meadows before us.
We sensed that we, the cranes, the wetlands, the fog, were all part of something infinitely larger than what we were observing. This is the origin of the word “Contemplative.”
“A Contemplative Nature” is a collection of moments in nature, moments of wonder and beauty, lovely chaos and glimpses of order, of wholeness, often stumbled upon, noticed out of the corner of our eye, a surprise, a gift, a sense of being small compared to our arrogant ego.
When the cranes fly out of the fog and land in the wetlands before dawn, it is a mystery where they have come from and a mystery where they will land next, after they disappear.
Too be present at dawn and wait, attentive to the mystery of what unfolds in the new day, fills me with contentment and a solitude I cherish.
My joy is to bring back these moments for you.
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