Welcome to John Niehaus Photography.
Noted photographer Ansel Adams famously said- "I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful - an endless prospect of magic and wonder.", and I wholeheartedly agree.
Photography has been a life long joy, along with painting. In fact painting led me to a more serious pursuit of photography. I was taking reference photos of nature to improve my painting, and eventually I just stayed with photography. I found that the art of photography allowed me to better achieve my creative goals. Much of my photography is a cooperative effort with nature and myself.
A quote of Cheryl Strayed says it best- "There's a sunrise and a sunset every day, and you can choose to be there for it - you can put yourself in the way of beauty."
Also, noted photographer photographer Gordon Stainforth has said "It is difficult, when looking at such extravagant inventiveness, to avoid the question: why is so much of nature so unnecessarily beautiful?" Whether it is a sunset, reflective lake, forest or mountain, humans have a singular appreciation for the beauty of nature and art. We can find natural beauty in many unexpected places, it's like a serendipitous gift. Photography allows me to capture that gift and share it, art allows me to convey an emotion or idea through an image.
My background in painting has given me insights that allow me to create whatever my artistic vision directs. I recently did a new painting, my first in over 20 years, and it was interesting that my knowledge of photography also helped my painting. They are not so different it seems.
I hope you enjoy my work, and I would be honored if you purchased something to grace your walls.
We have a 100% print guarantee. What’s that mean? If you're ever unhappy with your prints, they can be reprinted or refund your order, whichever you prefer, within 30 days of receiving your order.
I also do portrait photography. Please contact me if you are interested in a photo shoot.