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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 portfolio page. 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!



I’ve been composing poetry since 2001. It originally began as a vent to equalize emotionally, since I always communicated better through writing than speech. I can boil paragraphs of thought down into concise verses within a poem & most effectively express my core feelings in the process. Below is a handpicked selection of pieces for your consideration. To add some emphasis, they’ve all been self-recorded in spoken word format. I also self-published a small format paperback poetry collection in 2009 – you can check it out here.

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!



If you’re inspired by &/or find any of the content here useful within your own paradigm, I’d love to hear about it – please drop a line using the simple contact form below. I’m always open to feedback on my creative work. For project collaboration inquires, please email me directly (info@johncwinchell.com) anytime.

Thanks again for visiting, & feel free to check back for future site updates!

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