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Bio & Awards

John’s interest in photography began when he was thirteen during a trip to see his father in New York City. He was given a Pentax Spotmatic, a bicycle and ten dollars a day. Roaming the streets of New York while his dad was at work, John shot thirty rolls of film.

Once in High School, Father James Vorwoldt, his art teacher, saw John’s talent and pushed him to pursue photography. After high school, John was offered a scholarship to the School of Visual Arts in New York, but he declined, opting instead to attend Parsons School of Design and the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris, where he studied fine art, photography, and sculpture. While finishing his degree in New York City, he had the privilege of assisting John Coplans, former editor and co-creator of Artforum Magazine.

In the early nineties, while pursuing a career as a fine artist and showing his work in numerous gallery exhibitions, John began working in the film world. During this time, he worked to integrate his fine art aesthetic into his documentary and commercial work and established himself as a cinematographer.

John’s work in documentaries, commercials and promos has taken him all over the world. He has worked in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America, and the Arctic. He has been awarded 8 Emmys for his work over the last 10 years.

John has had a critical role in shaping HBO Sports’ series, 24/7, which documents days in the lives of athletes in boxing, auto racing and hockey. The show has redefined sports documentary and has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences numerous times. 24/7 has won over 20 Emmys with 2 in Cinematography. His work has also been nominated 13 times.

John never developed those thirty rolls of film. After years in his mother’s freezer, they were accidentally thrown away. The mystery of what was on those rolls has informed his professional career to this day.

Awards &
Credits

Wins

2014 Emmy | Outstanding Camera Work for 24/7 Red Wings – Maple Leafs: Road to the Winter Classic

2014 Emmy | Outstanding Tease for CBS Super Bowl XLVII We Will Rock You Remix

2013 Grand Prize | Best Documentary Short | Who Shot Rock and Roll | Rhode Island Intl Film Festival

2010 Emmy | Outstanding Edited Sports Special | HBO | 24/7 Road to the NHL Winter Classic

2009 Emmy | Outstanding Camera Work | HBO | 24/7 Pacquiao/ Cotto

2009 Emmy | Outstanding Edited Sports Special | HBO | 24/7 Mayweather/ Marquez

2008 Emmy | Outstanding Camera Work | HBO | 24/7 Mayweather/ Hatton

2008 Emmy | Outstanding Open/ Tease | CBS | NFL Superbowl XLI

2007 Emmy | ESPN | E:Ticket: The Real Frozen Tundra

Nominations

2016 Emmy Outstanding Open/ Tease |CBS | Super Bowl 50

2016 Emmy Outstanding Short Feature | NBC | Team USA David Brown & Jerome Avery

2012 Emmy Outstanding Camera Work | HBO | 24/7 Pacquiao/ Marquez IV

2011 Emmy Outstanding Camera Work | HBO | 24/7 Cotto/ Margarito

2011 Emmy Outstanding Camera Work | HBO | Flyers-Rangers: Road to the Winter Classic

2010 Emmy Outstanding Camera Work | HBO | 24/7 Jimmie Johnson: Race to Daytona

2008 Emmy Outstanding Camera Work | FSN | Amazing Sports Stories

2008 Emmy Outstanding Camera Work | HBO | 24/7 Calzaghe/ Jones

Promos/ Commercials

Ancestry | @LArge | Matt Ogens

Thursday Night football 2015 | CBS | Peter Radovich

Notre Dame University | NBC | Peter Radovich

Thursday Night football 2014 | CBS | Michael Amoia

Hyundai | Innocean | Matt Ogens

Shaw Flooring | Resource Ammirati | Matt Ogens

UFHealthare | CAPSTRAT | Matt Ogens

Honest Company | Roadside Entertainment | Ron Yassen

ATB Financial | Corkscrew Media | Eric Yealland

Adcouncil PSA “Here” | Publicis Kaplan Thaler | Matt Ogens

Methodist Hospital | Wong Doody | Matt Ogens

MLB “I Play” | Hill Holiday | Hudson Dusters

Legalzoom – Jessica Alba | Wunderman | Ron Yassen

CBS Superbowl Tease | CBS | Peter Radovich/Gareth Hughes

MLB2K 2013 | Zambezi | Jon Runkle

NCAA Championship Tease | CBS | Gareth Hughes

NASCAR Trucks | Jump Company | Matt Ogens

True Blood | HBO | David Roofthooft

Six Flags | Redline Films | Kimberly Wang

Notre Dame | NBC | Peter Rogaris

New Faces of Boxing | HBO | David Roofthooft

Being Terry Kennedy | Roaside Ent. | Ron Yassen

Documentaries – Long/ Short form

Legacy on the Line: From Bradley to Pacquiao | HBO | Bentley Weiner

Tim Howard – Uncompromising | FOX | Matt Ogens

Champs | Bert Marcus Productions | Bert Marcus

From Harlem With Love | ESPN | Matt Ogens

No Strangers | Arclight Pictures | Steve Kochones

Provocateur | Arclight Pictures | Steve Kochones

Road to Pacquiao/ Bradley | HBO | George Jakovic/ Harley Glantz

24/7 Pacquiao/ Bradley | HBO | George Jakovic/ Harley Glantz, Gabriel Spitzer

Who Shot Rock & Roll | Annenberg Museum | Steve Cochones

X-Games Ashley Fiolek | ESPN | Nancy Devaney

50 Cent : roots | VH1: Roadside Ent | Ron Yassen

Extreme Exposure | Arclight Pictures | Steve Kochones

24/7 Penguins/ Capitals | HBO | Bentley Weiner

24/7 Mayweather/ Mosley | HBO | Jon Crystal

24/7 Pacquiao/ Margarito | HBO | Jon Crystal

UFC Primetime II | PIV | Jason Hehir

X-Games Rune Glifberg | ESPN | Sharon Kum

Broad Street Bullies | HBO | George Roy

Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers | LMP LLC | Neil Leifer

24/7 Jimmie Johnson – Road to Daytona | HBO | Scott Boggins/ Bentley Weiner

24/7 Pacquiao/ Cotto | HBO | Scott Boggins

24/7 Mayweather/ Marquez | HBO | Abtin Motia

Amazing Sports Stories | Redline Films | Myself Director/ DP

Countdown to Marquez-Pacquiao II | HBO | Scott Boggins

Last Shot: Jose Canseco | Trifecta Ent. | Jason Hehir

Framed – Thierry Henri Framed by Paz Vega | Roadside Ent. | Ron Yassen