John Akhtar grew up in Santa Clara, CA where he currently resides. John was schooled in physics specializing in the area of optics. However photography has always been a hobby, ten years or so ago he decided to completely dedicate himself to the art of photography.
John’s background in physics helped him develop a mathematical way of looking at things. This carried into photography, in which he uses various precise, time-critical techniques to achieve the vibrant colors, unusual exposures, distinct details and interplay of light and dark that make his photos unique.
John’s work has been displayed in several galleries in California, France and Germany. He does two distinct styles, “The Dream Places” which consist of montages that are combinations of several different images blended seamlessly. Most of them combine outdoor and indoor photography. The second style, “Wet Paint”, he creates brightly colored still lives, nudes and other subjects, by actually painting them before photographing them. These are also montages of several various images. He strives to do things that other photographers can’t achieve.