John Mazlish is a Brooklyn based fine art photographer with extensive experience documenting everything from urban landscapes to backstage fashion, abstract nature to celebrities and musicians. Over the past several years, the accomplished photographer and musician has focused his attention on creating a body of fine art imagery. An avid fan of the natural environment, he creates evocative images with an eye for turning the everyday into something extraordinary.
“My artistic passion involves revealing the unique beauty found in the most simple moments and places. I often see in a painterly way, having inherited an acute awareness of color, shape, mood and light from my beloved mother, who was a renaissance woman of many talents.
I began my creative career as a musician, playing guitar and singing in local pubs, as well as booking and hosting an original music show. The moment I picked up my first camera, I intuitively felt a connection between music and photography. For me, creativity originates from one inner source, yet the expression of that creative energy can take multiple forms. Photographing local NYC musicians was a natural starting point for my career. Eventually I expanded my work to include shooting a wide range of portraiture and events. Regardless of the subject matter, my goal has always been to impart an element of freshness, spontaneity and risk taking to the creative process.
The last several years have seen a major shift in my creative focus, to that of fine art photography. Having recently exhibited at two NYC art fairs, I’m excited to show my work out east for the first time. As a native Long Islander, I feel a special affinity for its unique light, water, beauty and seasonal changes. I’m a natural adventurer/explorer, and much of my recent work was shot in and around the Hamptons.
My photos lend themselves particularly well to large size printing. One of my favorite formats is to print on dye-sublimated aluminum. Printing on aluminum imbues an image with an inherent richness and depth; the finished artwork is both durable and archival. And because there is no glass or plexi layer separating the image from the viewer, the work literally seems to pop with vivid color and life.