John Kilar first got into photography through modelling, something that sparked an intrigue into the subject. Buying the same Yashica T4 as his friend, John started documenting the events unfolding around him.
His work, staying true to documentary is all spontaneous and remains a document of the times. Photographing through the streets immersing himself in what ever is going on. The best photographer becomes a participator, something that john does without a problem.
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Photography to John is really about moments and memories, Ideas and visions. He uses photography as a tool to document these in a way that captures them for a lifetime
A photographer documents current social situations and communicates them to the wider world. The people that perform this best are the people who really immerse themselves in whatever they're photographing.
To photograph is to participate. The photographer is an active part of the events unfolding, sat on the border of being a participator and spectator. We can see from Johns photographs that he is entirely immersed in the events unfolding, including the in-between moments that didn't attract the attention of his camera.
John has a plethora of work on his site if you want to check it out, here is the link