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John Glover
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Slade School of Fine Art. London
Institute of Education. London
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John Glover is an award winning, specialist garden photographer selling photographs to most of the leading book, magazine, calender and greeting card publishers around the world.
About my artwork
Although rooted in Fine Art, almost all of my photos are commercial in some way. Having been both a painter and photographer, I have no problem with seeing photography as an art form equal to that of any other. We all take photos so tend to dismiss photography as a lesser medium but the energy and creativity required to make great photos is equivalent to that required to make good work any other form of Art.

Many people mistake lots of my photos for paintings. Having studied composition in great detail,this comes so naturally to me when I frame a photo that, for example, my landscapes often become the sort of images that a traditional painter might make.

I have a Fine Art section on my website selling limited edition prints. Some of the work in that section was made solely from a Fine Art perspective. However many have also been bought for use in books and magazines and I love that lack of distinction between Fine and Commercial Art.
Artists I like
James Turrell. Andy Goldsworthy. Ansel Adams. Cartier Bresson. Picasso. Michaelangelo. George Hurrell. Ctndy Sherman. Anish Kapoor. Goya. Matisse. all the unknown artists of sacred works who thought the work more important than them. Rhembrandt.
love. my family. gardens and gardening. contemporary dance. too much music to even begin to list. meditation. spirituality not religion. meadows and the environment. art in all its forms.

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At 11:47 on January 28, 2009, Archana said…
Simply amazing! I wish I could be so good.
At 12:38 on October 8, 2008, dzaet said…
Thankyou, John
At 13:52 on September 30, 2008, Giulio Baistrocchi said…
wanted to say hi
At 13:45 on July 13, 2008, UmlautAmpersand said…
Hi there, thought you might be interested in my review of the Prado's major Goya exhibition on my blog – would be really keen to hear your thoughts:


At 0:35 on June 6, 2008, Frank Fu said…
Interesting works!
Please check out my site.

Frank Fu
At 9:53 on March 12, 2008, John Glover said…
thanks for the SL link Nina. I will look round the next time I am there. I'll do a search for you to see if you are there also. It would be nice to meet
At 20:53 on March 11, 2008, Nina Svenne said…
Yeah, I'm on SL!
Visit my Gallery urEN lUREN here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Trollhaugen/161/212/29
So, c u then?
At 20:27 on February 20, 2008, Denis Isakov said…
Very beautiful and live photos!
At 10:50 on February 14, 2008, John Glover said…
thank you Giulio, that is very kind of you. Some of my photos appear in Italian garden magazines, but the best publication to see them is the book "Gardens For The Soul' by Pamela Woods. Maybe you could order it from your library.

I like your painting too very much.
At 10:28 on February 14, 2008, Giulio Baistrocchi said…
i m really really in love with the photos of the meconopsis i m a garden maniac and seen many photos of flowers in mag and yours are great, i m sure yours are in the best mag tell me which ones so know when buy them i ll think of you


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