John Hurshman has been involved in photography for over 30 years, juggling his passion for image making with a full-time career in business. Largely self-taught, Mr. Hurshman credits Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo, with whom he studied in the early 1980's, as having helped him learn to see and work as a photographer.
With a strong interest in nature and landscape photography, Kiawah Island and the Low Country of South Carolina provide a never-ending opportunity for Hurshman to create images. “The light of the Low Country is so very special. In the early morning, when the wind is calm, I especially like to work with reflections on water surfaces of the marshes, creeks and ocean. They are incredibly rich with color and texture.”
While developing his craft working with traditional color film, John has made a complete transition to digital capture and printing over the past five years. He prints all his images using the latest technology in pigment printing. He states “Today’s digital techniques provide so much more control over the quality and longevity of the final print than was possible with traditional processes.”
Mr. Hurshman’s photographs have appeared in publications of National Geographic, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, and various corporations, including American Airlines and Conoco-Phillips.