About me

BERLIN - TORONTO - NEW YORK

I studied graphic design at the university and worked in advertising as an art director in multinational companies e.g. Publicis, Euro RSCG, Bozell Worldwide, and The Coca-Cola Company for 14 years; I created work for brands such as Coca-Cola, Nokia, Philips, Mazda, Peugeot, Guerlain, Clarins, and many others. I art-directed plenty of commercial photo shoots and TVCs. Therefore, I see things more from the vantage point of an art director rather than of a conventional photographer. This also means that I pay a big attention to not-creating one distinctive style for everything I do. I'd rather create styles that fit individual moods and needs of the assignments, and keeping in mind the golden rule "It's not about you, it's about the final product". Eventually, what I aim for is not taking pictures, but creating images that communicate. Because of my background and experience, I am good at working with creative themes and creative teams.

Originally from Toronto, I am Berlin-based advertising, editorial, and portrait photographer. I have work published in printed and online media in Canada, the US, and Europe. I shoot/offer Medium Format* photography to deliver the best possible quality to my clients.

In 2015, proudly showcased as one of the selected fashion photographers representing Canada.
Website:
oz-john (dot) com

Skills

Art Direction, Lighting, Photography

Sector Experience

Advertising, commercial, editorial, Fashion

Clients

Clarins, Coca-Cola, CtyTV, Guerlain, Mark Belford Couture, Mazda, Nokia, Philips, Shoppers Drug Mart, T-fal, Vanity Fair

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Achievements
Project featured:Citizenry
on 9th January 2022
Tagged Job Titles
Contract
Freelance
Location
Berlin
Skill Level
Senior
Languages
English, German, French
Creativepool member since 17 August 2020