Canan Photographic | Content, Context, & Meaning
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- Editorial and lifestyle photography
- Video Production
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About John Canan
John is a photographer, naturalist, and community builder based in Western Maryland on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains. His approach focuses on creating imagery that fully engages people and invites them to deepen their connections with their communities, the natural environment, and ultimately, themselves. He earned a degree in Sustainable Community Development and Regenerative Design from Prescott College and was a recipient of the esteemed Servant Leadership scholarship.
John's photographs have been exhibited at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC and he documents the lives of people in the northern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains through words and images on his blog, South Mountain Journal. His clients include Kiwanis International, Valley Craft Network, and Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
John specializes in serving small businesses and communities and his work has been described as a catalyst for positive change. He is a perpetually curious adventurer and a story sherpa who immerses himself in and openly shares the natural beauty where he lives.
About Matinicus aka. “Tinni"
Tinni is the resident, blue merle, Pomeranian. Matinicus is an Abenaki word for a beautiful island 23 miles off of the coast of Rockland, in Knox Co. Maine. Tinni is pensive, sometimes content, and she always ready to explore and share her love of the moment.
Tinni also is the Visit Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland (CVB) adventure mascot, where she enthusiastically utilizes her expertise in location scouting, supervising John, stunts, and providing general inspiration. Cute and snuggly, she also has a hunter’s heart. To tell her story with a camera means being able to live life at 1/8000 of a second.
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