John Isaac’s philosophy throughout his photography career has been to treat every living thing, human, plant or animal, with respect and awe. Photography is a way of life for him. He states, “I love every aspect of photography and want to be involved in the whole package: coming up with a concept, hunting around to take the photos, the post production work and making the final print.” His new work is an evolution of all that came before his current body of work: “The abstracts I’m doing now are challenging because I have to really search for the image I’m hoping to capture. I am not in my comfort zone and I am exploring new territories, which is exciting.”

John Isaac is an Indian-born photographer and author who has lived in New York City for the better part of his career. As a United Nations photographer from 1978 to 1998, Isaac covered everything from the Cambodian killing fields of Pol Pot and the famine in Ethiopia to wars in Kuwait, Bosnia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East. Isaac has also been heavily involved with UNICEF and has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Luciano Pavarotti, Harry Belafonte and Audrey Hepburn. (Ms. Hepburn chose Isaac’s portrait of her as her all-time favorite photo of herself.) More recently, he has been working mainly in wildlife and travel photography. Isaac now shoots images of the wondrous and colorful varieties of people, places and wildlife.

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