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Photography & Photojournalism

1997 to Present Unit Photographer
Photographed actors on television and movie sets for use in publicity, property and film promotion. Worked closely with publicists, producers, directors and crew members to create high-quality marketable images. Films and TV include: As Good As It Gets, Apt Pupil, Kate & Leopold, Requiem for a Dream, The Way of the Gun and North Shore. Actors include: Jack Nicholson, Meg Ryan, Benecio DelToro, Ellen Burstyn, Marlon Wayans, Steve Guttenberg and Shannon Dougherty.  


1989 to Present Freelance Photographer
Clients: Sun Cabo Vacations; StructureTone, Inc; AIG; Gillespie, Inc; Washington Twp. (NJ) Fire Department; Pacific Basin Communications; Eye of the Islands Photography; American Hawaii Cruises; Details magazine; Fortune magazine; Classic Sports Cards; City of Portland (ME) Fire Department; University of Maine and Kovatch Mobile Equipment.

1989 to 2006 Photojournalist
Photographed daily news, sports and feature assignments on deadline as a part-time photographer for  The Trentonian, Trenton, NJ (2000 & 2004 to 2006); the Associated Press, NJ (1990 & 2005); and The Times, Trenton, NJ (1989 to 1998).

2002 to 2004 Executive Editor  Oahu Island News, Honolulu, HI
Responsible for entire
editorial and production process for an island-wide monthly newspaper. Managed a staff of four employees; generated story ideas and assigned stories to freelance writers and photographers; maintained the highest standard of journalistic ethics and integrity; photographed the majority of images appearing in the paper; edited and reviewed all copy for style, accuracy and readability; oversaw sales, accounting, distribution, design, layout and pre-press production; and solved unexpected problems and ensured all copy and production deadlines were met on time.

For more information & pictures email John at exnikon@aol.com.