My name is John Cooper
Ok, enough with the formalities. Time to loosen the tie, roll up the sleeves and get comfy.
What can I say that hasn't already been said by other photographers... and probably better.
I love photography. Plain and simple. I love the anticipation of sifting through hundreds of photos and finding that one gem in the bunch that makes the whole shoot worthwhile or capturing that one, unique moment in a person's life and seeing the sparkle in their eyes that let's me know, "You got it right!"
I tend to shoot a lot of sporting events since sports have always played an important part in my life both physically and mentally. My photos have been seen throughout the world on the pages of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, GracieMag, Jiu-Jitsu Style, Royal Wings and various other posters and promotional pieces. But that doesn't mean I am bound to shooting sports. Photography is about capturing and immortalizing those moments in time that can never be captured again, at least not with the same meaning. It's even better when it's a rare moment that only the camera caught. So whether it's shooting sports, nature, or portraits, I believe the same principle applies, it's the method that differs.
With ALL that said, I hope you enjoy what you see here. Take your time to look around and then get a hold of me. I look forward to hearing from you.