John MacLean grew up in New Jersey. At the age of 9, John started shooting and processing black & white images with his father. He moved to Redondo Beach, CA in 1982, two years after graduating high school. During the late 80s and early 90s in Los Angeles, he assisted several internationally known commercial photographers including Eric Meola, Bo Hylén, Al Satterwhite, and Boulevard Photographic, and many not so well known! He also worked as a photographer and assistant at Mattel Toys for 4 years.
In 1993 he moved to Santa Fe, NM and returned back to Redondo Beach in 2005. In 2012 he moved to Charleston, SC and in 2013 is now located in Franklin, NC to be close to his parents in their golden years.
John has been a commercial and fine art photographer for all of his adult life. He also provides digital capture, imaging and consultation services for businesses and photographers, both amateur and professional.
His images have been featured in domestic and international books and magazines. Favorite subjects include architecture, landscapes, and portraits.