John Collins is a photographic artist with varied interests in lens-based practice, including underwater, landscape and contemporary. A keen observer of light and life, John learned the craft of photography in commercial, wedding, and portraiture before moving to a career in healthcare. This gave him the flexibility to concentrate on personal projects, including his books Cool Waters/Emerald Seas (2006), Shortcut (2019), Last Orders (2021). John holds a Certificate in Professional Photography (2001) and has read postgraduate programs with the Open College of the Arts.

‘We seek to understand by observing what is around us. Seeing the world, and our place in it, like slices of time and light, compels visual expression. Meditative moments, intentionally drawn, drive my photographic vision. Nurturing a lifelong sense of wonder and seizing the opportunity as it arises drives this compulsion to pause, interpret and float this vision out there.’