Welcome to Photography by John Holliger. I specialize in commercial and nature photography. My clients in the Columbus Ohio Metropolitan area include Farming Magazine, Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries, CONNECT 2 OWU, Delaware Building Systems, Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Grove City, Ultramarina Editorial (publisher of Lux by Juan Armando Rojas) Seville, Spain, DMMI of Gahanna, Main Street Delaware.
Ohio Art Market
39 North State Street
John Holliger's Studio
70 Welshire Court
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Main Street Delaware Office
20 E. Winter St. Delaware, Ohio
Pictured above is my Photography Gallery in Delaware, Ohio. You can see a selection of images, the varieties of frames and mat combinations I can frame your art in, and work with me in developing your photographs to levels you would never expect possible.
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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