John Manuwal is a Woodinville Wa based photographer. With a AFA degree in Photography from Shoreline Community College. His passion of gardening and photography blend together to bring often abstract artwork together. He enjoys getting out into nature with his family.
John’s Short Bio
As a Washington native, I have enjoyed the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest my whole life. As I grew up I found myself focusing more and more on the intimate details around me and less on the grand views and cityscapes.
Having a family has helped me explore the world around me even more. Sometimes I even capture it with a camera.
For me the beauty of fine art photography is to be able to create the picture that I see or feel. I have the freedom to create a piece of art that is a part of me or an experience I am having. My goal is to enable others who view my work to enter the experience.
Using many types of photographic mediums has helped me broaden my skills and become closer to the artwork I create. I like to be part of the whole process. I research other artists and locations, then go out and get a feel of a place or subject and then decide on how I want it to look and feel. Once captured, I either have it printed locally, or print it myself in a darkroom to have further artistic control. Once I am happy with the image, I work on how to present the artwork to reflect the experience or emotion I experienced.
I enjoy the process of creation and enjoy being able to share and talk to other artists and lovers of art. Involvement and interaction at art shows, galleries and my website, JohnManuwal.com, is a rewarding and enriching time for me.
John Manuwal Fine Art Artist
US Bank Display 2014
SCC Gift Show 2013
Gallery North Show in the Loft 6/20/13
SCC Club show 2013 June
US Bank Display 2013
Gallery North Show in the Loft 2012
US Bank Display 2012
Seattle 619 Show 7/7/11
The Ebbtide Vol.49 Issue 9 Feb, 28 2014
1000 Words magazine Winter 2014 (I made the cover and back)
1000 Words magazine Fall 2012
1000 Words magazine Summer 2012 (I made the cover)
1000 Words magazine Summer 2011
Photography related Volunteering
SCC camera club – 2009 – Present
Cascade Bike Expo – Photography Judge – 2014
SCC helped with a studio class one quarter – 2011
Shoreline Community College AFA – 2010
Shoreline Community College AA – 2010
Lake Washington Technical school Graphic Artist Certificate – 1998
Awards and Competitions?
John Manuwal Photographer 425-350-8903 John@JohnManuwalPhotography.com
P.O. BOX 2456 Woodinville, WA 98072