John Abbott - A brief Bio

Yep, that's me on the right, and I took that photo in the studio space in my apartment.

I first picked up a camera in 1984. I quickly became proficient at shooting people.
In 1992, I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art from Columbia College in Chicago. I specialized in lighting, and I made a point of it to find out every techinical trick I could learn.
I started making a living off of photography in 1993, first as a stringer for a suburban paper and then as a product photographer.  I got the shot that I wanted, whether it was Bill Clinton or an expensive piece of furniture on a floor that was ridiculously beautiful and ornate.
Ironically, it wasn't until years later that I went back to my first love; photographing people. I still consider it a great gift when someone trusts me to take their photo.
John H. Abbott
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