About John

Dramatic Portraits with a Difference

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About John

Los Angeles Dramatic Portrait Photographer

Focusing on Entertainment, Branding, and Promotional Work Professionals!

” I am a portrait specialist in Los Angeles, although I think of what I do as taking a portrait of your personality. I specialize in enhancing your face and devoting time to easing you into authentically genuine expressions. It is remarkable how subtle movements of your facial muscles can be so expressive. Basically, I capture moments of your soul.

As a result, I am an expert in creating portraits that make my clients look strong, cool, and confident. I photograph a moment in time in which you quietly demonstrate your strength and dignity to the world.

– John Calpin

Power portrait created by Justin Bettman
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“I love John’s photography. He has the ability to find the story hidden within his subject, and his use of light adds the drama to their tale. His work reminds me far more of fine art photography than of studio portraiture.”

Ruth Daughters