My name is John Hunter,
I was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, I moved to Summit county Colorado at the age of nineteen where I received a job at a ski/snowboard resort grooming ski slopes, operating snow cats. I lived, worked and skied in some of the hairiest conditions imaginable in Colorado for ten years before I moved to Santa Cruz, California in 1988.
I was a building contractor for many years in California and a beach volleyball player until I had to deal with and continue too deal with nagging injuries. I then decided to continue my studies by going back too school studying multiple subjects which I loved but, I was really feeling the photography classes. I had some excellent photography teachers at Cabrillo College in Northern California and I have been shooting photos from a very early age. I won my first photo contest in high school. I am honored to be voted the the third best photographer in Santa Cruz county in 2014, my first year while working full time in photography, winning first place in 2015 and second place in 2016. I have been shooting pictures all over the U.S. and many other countries as well, in some very diverse situations and conditions. I believe that I have developed a eye for freezing exceptional moments of grandeur, not to mention, all of the diversity of the places I have been, cultures that I have experienced and all of my life experiences have greatly influenced what I look for while shooting. Thanks much for checking out my photos, I hope you have fun critiquing them and can feel my passion for life and my photography !
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John F. Hunter
“It`s not the years in your life, it`s the life in your years” Abe Lincoln