Hello, my name is John Givot and I currently live in Seattle.
When I was little, I used to use my mother's camera. Then she bought me my own, a used Canon AE-1 film camera. I made pictures on my own and in school and then the art photography classes that were offered at Colorado College, where I got a degree in physics. When I was twenty five, I finally bought a digital camera, a top of the line lens to go with it and a laptop, and began shooting professionally.
That next year I travelled to Africa with the dual purpose of kayaking in Uganda and photographing and writing about life on the river. I returned to the US after three months to start a graduate program at the School of Journalism and Communication, at the University of Oregon. I had a number photography jobs and newspaper internships because of the university program, the most recent being an internship at the Oregonian, in Portland, OR.
Since then, I have been working professionally, doing freelance photography, and traveling and volunteering. I have been back and forth between Central Oregon, where my family lives, and Seattle.
Please contact me if you need a photographer, in either Washington or Oregon. I look forward to hearing from you.
© Photography by John Givot