About John Deas
Born in Tachikawa, Japan, the son of a career Air Force officer, John Deas has lived in Japan, Germany, Africa, Okinawa, the Philippines, and many states in the United States. After high school, John joined the U.S. Navy and became a Hospital Corpsman stationed with the U.S. Marines. Four and a half years later, he left the military with an Honorable Discharge. In 1977, he returned to the family home in Charleston and graduated from The College of Charleston in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Business.
John began taking photographs at the age of 4 using his grandfather's old Brownie camera. He has taken thousands of images using a variety of cameras. He makes images of the things he truly loves, specializing in landscapes and nature photography. In 2006, John converted to digital photography.
He has undertaken numerous photo shoots to locations such as Everglades National Park, Yosemite National Park, Bodie, Mono Lake, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Acadia National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Congaree National Park, and the Canadian Rockies. Some of his other favorite locations are the many waterfalls in West Virginia and North Carolina as well as the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
John has a deep love of nature and all things in it. It is his love of being in the outdoors that led to his leading workshops to some of the iconic as well as lesser known locations on the East Coast. The Appalachian Trail, the Great Smoky Mountains, the North Georgia Mountains, waterfalls throughout the southeast, or the Outer Banks of North Carolina will provide a wide variety of scenic and nature images.
Representations of his work have recently been on display in various galleries and art centers throughout the Southeast.