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About Me

John Todd

Welcome to my art store, I'm so glad you are here. I'm happy to be able to share my passion of creating high end photographic prints. Capturing beautiful images is what motivates me and I hope this work will connect and inspire you.  

After graduating from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York with a history degree, I got my start in 1988 working as a photojournalist for the Westport News and the Brooks Newspapers in CT. In 1990, I returned to my native town of Palo Alto to start my own photography business. My work covers a wide range of photography including corporate, advertising, sports and fine art.

My clients include the U.S. Men and Women’s soccer teams, Stanford University, Stanford Magazine, the San Jose Earthquakes, Mission College, and the National Women's Soccer League. My images have been published in Time Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, and has been used by companies such as Apple, Nike, Gatorade, and AT&T, as well as displayed at the Smithsonian Institution. 

Please reach out with any questions or comments. I'd love to hear from you. Phone: (650) 906-7753    Email: jt@johntodd.com


Inspiration

I have always looked to the classic photography of Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston, and Robert Doisneau for inspiration and motivation. Additionally, the work of Galen Rowell has influenced my color work and vision.  

Techniques

Clean, crisp, and thoughtful are words that describe my work. I consider myself a generalist, and I find all aspects of photography intriguing. I am fascinated by all forms of the craft. The concept of Thin Places motivates me to find those moments when the walls of heaven and earth are closest. 

career highlights

My news and commercial photography career has taken me to 7 World Cups, 1 Olympics and to over 20 NCAA Football Bowl games, as well as travel around the globe. As an instructor in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program, I've taught photography for over 15 years, leading 7 Yosemite Workshops, and numerous sports, lighting and landscape courses.
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Great news! I'm celebrating Summer by giving away away a 20x30 archival print of El Capitan, Yosemite worth $430. To enter, fill in your email address below.

Giveaway ends on July 15th.

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To see more of my art, please go to www.johntoddphotographs.com