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John Running has lived in Flagstaff, Arizona for the past forty six years. He has been making photographs for advertising, design and editorial clients for over forty years. He specializes in photographing people either on location or in the studio. His photographs stand out because they have a style that is personally creative and graphically strong. John shares his downtown Flagstaff  photography studio with his daughter, Raechel Marie.

John Running is a different breed of photographer. He is a rare photographer who approaches his subject person to person with the openness and respect that encourages true human exchange.

John doesn’t create images as mirrors of himself; he allows subjects to retain their own identities.  His subjects evolve from acquaintances to friends as John records moments of their lives with  full consent.  In an era of stylization and flash, 

His pictures are serene and unmannered, bestowing dignity and respect on each subject  portrayed.  By giving of his own humanity, John allows his subjects to sustain the portrait while communicating their humanity to us.   John  leaves them feeling befriended.  Instead of stealing souls – as some cultures believe photographers do – John enriches them by contributing  part of his own.
John Running
Apache Mountain Spirit DancerRunning1.htmlshapeimage_12_link_0
Milagro Series Bernadette with Anthony's HeartRunning5.htmlshapeimage_13_link_0
Portrait Hopi Water MaidenRunning3.htmlshapeimage_15_link_0
C O Bar Cowboy Pat LauderdaleRunning4.htmlshapeimage_18_link_0
Genetic Imprints  Natalia with Buffalo SkullRunning2.htmlshapeimage_20_link_0