Hartman is a professional
photographer who has done fine art
and commercial work for more than
25 years. He works from a studio in
Alexandria, Virginia and produces
assignment and stock imagery that
is published in magazines every month.
John is the son of Henry Hartman,
a nationally known illustrator and
longstanding interest in nautical subjects
has lead to collaborations with various boating
publications including Chesapeake Bay magazine
where he has been a part of the creative team
for seventeen years.
approach to photography is one of discovery,
and he describes his personal creative process
as "visual exploration." On land
he sees himself as a "street photographer"
at heart. Through a busy shooting schedule,
he produces an average of 30,000 images annually.
His prints have received "Best of Show"
recognition in juried gallery competitions,
and his magazine work has won several publishing
awards. Eastman Kodak has used his imagery
in its advertising.
John has taught photography at The Art League
School for 10 years, and he served six years
on The Art Leagues Board of Directors.
He is a member of the American Society of
Media Photographers (ASMP), Nikon Professional
Service (NPS), the Stock Artists Alliance
(SAA), and the Society for Photographic Education