John Poppleton – photographer and artist who knows what beauty is not hearsay. He creates it. Basically specializes in landscapes. However, unlike other artists, he chose not the most common, but definitely one of the most beautiful canvases – the female body. As if that were not enough, he draws fluorescent dyes, so that when the landscape is completed, he photographed it with the “canvas” on a black background, creating a unique, sophisticated and almost divine beauty.
John Poppleton was born and raised in the suburbs of Sacramento, CA. He was introduced to photography during his junior year of high school in 1988.
He pursued all areas of photography very passionately as a hobby until becoming a professional portrait photographer in 1993, after several friends convinced him to photograph their weddings.
It has always been John Poppleton’s goal to create something original and different but fantasy portraits were never part of the plan. “I wasn’t looking for it, it found me”, recalls John. “Around 2003 Photoshop introduced a new tool called liquify and just to show what it could do I stretched a brides ears and turned her into an elf. (“Lord of the Rings” was in theatres about this time.) It turned out so nice I put a copy in my portfolio and it just evolved from there. But things really took off when the owner of a faerie collectable store asked me to create 12 images for a calendar. That’s what gave me the biggest push”.
Check out previous posts on Photo Vide:
Fabulous Scenery on the Bodies of Women by John Poppleton: