THE FILE 15,000+ digital 35mm and scanned film files.
OVERVIEW Much of Johann Schumacher's photography takes place within a hundred mile radius of his home in Queens, New York. The rhythms of the seasons, habits of wild creatures and wild places are a specialty. Looks for colors, shapes, patterns and textures of the season. Uses light and special moments in time to bring a photo to life. Generalist. Images range from a bluet on Joe Pye weed to a snowy egret in full breeding display or the late light gilding the spartina of an autumnal salt marsh. Trained in art and design. One memorable image is a short-eared owl poised on a stalk of common mullein, silhouetted in the afterglow of a blood-red sunset. "The owl flew in silently," says Schumacher, "less than ten feet in front of me. I had just packed away my camera gear and missed the opportunity, but the image remains, indelibly etched in my memory.
SPECIALTIES The rhythms of the seasons, habits of wild creatures and wild places.
CREDITS Magazines: American Birds, American Scientist, Audubon, Birder's World, Bird Watcher's Digest, California Wild, Discover, Ducks Unlimited, Golf Digest, Living Bird, National Wildlife, Natural History, Nature Conservancy, Outdoor America, Owl, Ranger Rick, Sierra, Terre Sauvage, Weekly Reader, WildBird. Books: Houghton Mifflin, Alfred A. Knopf, National Geographic, Penn State, Rodale, Sierra Club, Smithsonian, Stokes, Storey, Sunset. Paper Products: Audubon, Birder's World, Environmental Defense Fund, Healthy Planet, National Parks Conservation Association, World Wildlife Fund. Other: Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Canadian Wildlife Service, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Impact Photo Graphics, National Park Service, Peregrine Fund, Prospect Park Nature Center, Tennessee Aquarium, Thayer Birding Software, The New York Times, Wilderness Society, U.S. Fish & Wildlife.
RELATED CREDENTIALS/SKILLS Graphic designer and illustrator by profession. Fully equipped Mac-based platform studio. Designed seasonal series of wayside signage with photographs for Gateway NRA. Published photo essay and feature articles/photos in Birder's World and Bird Watcher's Digest.
COMMENTS Photographer/writer available for assignments. Original 35mm slides or high-resolution digital files of most images available.
NONEDITORIAL SERVICES Slide presentations. Signed prints.