John has been taking pictures since age eight and won his first prize in a Fairfax County Schools contest in the second grade. His hobby grew to a passion when his aunt lent him a 1976 Nikon SLR while he was a junior in high school. John attended Wright State University in Dayton, OH, and later graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington with a degree in photojournalism. John has been shooting and assisting for Freed Photography for over twelve years.
During the week, John shoots full time for The Politico, a Capitol Hill newspaper. John worked at The Hill newspaper and Washington Examiner before joining The Politico team.
John enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing and spending time with his family.