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    Welcome - here you'll find samples from all my forms of personal expression: photography, poetry, traditional drumming & aerial videography. Examples from each of these disciplines can be found on the following pages. I must be honest: it's taken quite a while to finally open up & express my personal truth to the world. If you find anything relatable &/or useful here, I'd love to hear about it. Please feel free to drop a note if the spirit moves you. Otherwise, enjoy your visit & be well...  



Hello – I’m John. I was born & raised in the Southeast. In 1986, I moved to Cape Cod, MA. After high school, I attended UMass-Amherst & graduated with a BA in Journalism. Over the next decade, my post-baccalaureate education comprised of graphic arts, web design & printmaking coursework at schools in both Boston & the SF Bay Area.

My next adventure involved embarking on multiple cross-country trips to find an ideal home base for permanent relocation. To date, that place hasn’t quite revealed itself. Honestly, I’ve found it difficult to ground in many regions, which supports my theory of personal energetic alignment with a precise geographic area.

Since leaving New England in 2016, I’ve mainly migrated between Asheville, NC & Central FL over the last several years.

Accordingly, my nomadic lifestyle has required the adoption of relative minimalism. Other than a few key items for modern life logistics & sanity maintenance, I don’t own much. It’s actually nice to know that my terrestrial carbon footprint is so small. Eventually though, I do want to settle down somewhere grounding & comfortable once the search ends. Until then, I strive to remain as light & mobile as possible.

Thanks for reading, & hope you enjoy the site!


Aerial Videography


Traditional Drumming

Drumming has been a part of my personal landscape for over 25 years, now. Ironically, I began by trying to follow Neil Peart’s drumlines in Rush songs back during the ’90s on my lap. My percussion medium then evolved into djembes, congas &, most recently, doumbeks. This jam was self-recorded several years ago when I was feeling “rhythmically motivated.” Hope you enjoy it!



I’ve been composing poems since 2001. At first they functioned as a cathartic vent, since I couldn’t emotionally express myself due to unresolved childhood trauma. After a while, though, the poetry took on a life of its own. Please allow me to explain: I can effectively boil paragraphs down into concise two or three line stanzas within a poem & fully convey my core feelings in the process. To me this represents an incredibly powerful, efficient means of self-expression.

In October 2009, I published my first poetry collection, Emotional Fissures, now re-released as a third edition & available for purchase in both print & eBook versions.

Most recently, I’ve compiled a second collection of 34 more poems called Inner Pathways. It’s also now available for purchase in both print & eBook versions.

Additionally, both titles are now available for Barnes & Noble Nook users in ebook format:

Spoken Word

Most of my poetry is meant to be read silently in a quiet, contemplative setting. However, I have actually been encouraged to record some pieces in spoken word format. Thus, below is a handpicked selection of these unorthodox samples for your consideration. Hopefully my verbal delivery does each poem some semblance of justice in conveying its emotional impact.


Please use the simple form below to contact me regarding any of the content on this site &/or business project inquiries. I’ll try to reply within 24 hours, if possible. Thanks for visiting, & feel free to check back for future site updates!

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