John Dorosiewicz is a lifelong photographer. Small instant film camera at 8yrs and moved on from there. Background in sales and marketing while always doing photography. No formal photography education, constant self study, books, internet and learning memberships. Invited to Getty Images. Past publisher of a small real estate advertising publication where I shot many of the images. Operating as a real estate and architecture photographer for the last 7 years. Spent some time doing a series of neighbourhood profiles that included homes, parks, businesses and street life encompassing 15 distinct Toronto areas. Do photography for the fact I truly enjoy it.
See above, I just enjoy photography. I try to find the perspective that few others see in a common scene. I have a shot of Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland that graces the cover of a Russian language history book as well as other areas. One of Scotland's most photographed sites but I was able to find a unique view. That's the joy, create something others will look at say wow.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Trick question. You should strive to make every shoot special. It's all about who you are shooting for and what they find special. Communication is key and that's where interpersonal skills come to play.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Have not looked for these, best I can offer many accolades on JPEGMag.com for my work in photo of the week, photographer of the week, mention in the JPEG blog and more. Being invited by Getty Images to contribute.
A fun fact about this photographer
In the high arctic I saw a barren grounds grizzly up close, not a nice creature. I turned and ran as fast as I could, they are dangerous and unpredictable. I looked over my shoulder and it was running just as fast away from me. Did not know I was that scary