John Wright is a contemporary photographic artist based in London. His artistic and professional achievements are testament to the power of passion and perseverance.
As a commercial photographer, John has collaborated with highly regarded brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Lancôme, and Elie Saab. Furthermore, his work has been featured in esteemed magazines such as GQ, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. Collaborating with these brands and publications marks a remarkable achievement, showcasing not only his talent and expertise but also his contribution to the broader cultural and journalistic landscape. He is part of a select group of professionals whose work resonates with and influences a global audience.
However, despite a significant portion of John's career being spent in the commercial world, he began to feel a growing sense of disillusionment. The relentless pursuit of profit and the superficiality of the industry left him yearning for a deeper, more meaningful connection with his art.
As a final frontier, in 2019, John transitioned into contemporary art photography, allowing him to explore the profound depths of his creativity. His work now aims to communicate the way he feels about the human beings he sees in the world around him, delving into the complexity of human relationships with ourselves as individuals and our relationships with others. As a student of Taoism, Buddhism, and Stoicism, his work is guided by these studies. These influences, coupled with his skills in CGI compositing, allow the creation of surreal imagery that evokes thought-provoking visual narratives.
"There is an honesty, an integrity about shooting images just for their critical view." - John Wright, 2020
Contemporary art is a genre that shapes John's foreseeable future in the photographic landscape, with the hope that his fourth-dimensional images will question, entertain, challenge, and delight you.
Examples of his work are held in the permanent collection of London's National Portrait Gallery