As an artist, I always strive to “capture the moment” – whether I am shooting a morning sunrise, an intimate portrait, or a live sporting event – composing the image in such a way that the viewer can actually experience both the intensity and emotion of the moment.
John Bosma is an award-winning fine art landscape and sports photographer. An avid hiker and mountain climber, many of John’s landscape photos have come from those adventures, or as a colleague once said, John takes great photos. It’s just that none of them are below 10,000 feet!
John Bosma Fine Arts Photography is also the home of a series of professional full immersion landscape photography workshops and all-inclusive guided photo expeditions. These workshops are all about photography. Your photography. More importantly than just getting you to some of the best and most remote areas at the best times of the day, our photo expeditions will challenge you to take your photography to the next level and to develop your own photographic voice.
Images from his work in Death Valley National Park were recently displayed as part of the 100 Years of the National Park Service at The G2 Gallery in Los Angeles. In the intense heat and harsh light of the day, the desert can appear colorless and lifeless. But during the sunrise and twilight hours of the day, the rich textures and patterns of the canyons, dry washes, and sand dunes come alive in the golden light. John’s work captures those brief moments when both the intensity and emotion of the desert have come alive.
Works from his fine art collection, Abandoned Dreams, were displayed in an exhibition in March 2015 at the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP). Man’s pursuit of his dreams – and the abandonment of those dreams – is a timeless theme that has permeated both literature and art throughout the ages. Having a dream can change the course of an individual’s life, create a passion for living, and fuel the ambition needed to pursue the dream. Abandoned Dreams is an exploration of this phenomenon in a contemporary setting.
His work has also been displayed in a variety of museums and galleries, some of which include the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, MA; the Amanda Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX; the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP); the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA); and the LENSCRATCH Fine Art Photography Daily.
In addition to his landscape and fine art photography, John is an accomplished sports photographer. He is an official photographer for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Special Olympics Southern California, the World Police & Fire Games, the California Firefighters Summer Games, the Rob Fukuzaki Heads-Up Youth Foundation Annual Charity Golf Tournament, the ALS Association, Run-to-Remember LA, NCAA, Code 3 Athletics, Battleground Events, and various other organizations in the Los Angeles area. His commercial and editorial photographs have been featured in publications and online magazines, his official portraits of CrossFit athletes have been sold worldwide, and his images have appeared in numerous advertising and marketing campaigns.
John also conducts a variety of travel photography workshops and classes on camera & lighting techniques, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop. Born in the US Midwest, John has lived in Canada, spent time in Europe, and resided in Los Angeles since 2008.