John Running :: Photographer

John Running is a different breed of photographer.

John Running has lived in Flagstaff, Arizona for the past forty six years. He has been making photographs for advertising, design and editorial clients for over forty years. He specializes in photographing people either on location or in the studio. His photographs stand out because they have a style that is personally creative and graphically strong.

Give him 1/125th of a second and he will give you so much more.

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Running studied earth sciences at the New Mexico School of Mines and then spent four years with the United States Marine Corps, where he served in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and West Indies. Afterward he studied for a Degree in Anthropology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Now he shares his downtown Flagstaff photography studio with his daughter, Raechel Marie.

John Running is a different breed of photographer. He is the rare photographer who approaches his subject person to person with the openness and respect that encourages true human exchange. John doesn’t create images as a mirror of himself; he allows subjects to retain their own identities. His subjects evolve from acquaintances to friends as John records moments of their lives with full consent.

Running has also been photographing the female nude for all of his 40 years as a professional photographer. The women he chooses to photograph are sensual and strong. His photographs are a collaboration with his models where there is room for each to express their creativity. Their work reminds us that eroticism is yet another culturally laden value that depends on choices made by its consumers to be effective. See his photo of his model Natalia with a Buffalo Skull.

Photo assignments have taken him to Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Scotland, Jordan, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and South America. His clients include Eastman Kodak, Polaroid, Nikon, Ilford, Coors Beer, Lee Jeans, US. West, Sterling Commerce and Canyon Records. He has also published seven books including Honor Dance, Pictures for Solomon, Dancer and Halo of the Sun.
Contact: John Running
Studio: 111 East Aspen Ave
Flagstaff AZ 86001
Phone: 928 774 2923
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