John Manuwal

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.

Artist statement

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,, 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


In Print

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

Spindrift 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?

Eagle Scout







John Manuwal Photographer 425-350-8903

P.O. BOX 2456 Woodinville, WA 98072