Portraiture John Borys Photography

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Miss Sara, Student in Texas


Elegant Sophistication

Sara is a student in Texas her parents wanted a nice portrait that they could put in their home that captured her personality and timeless qualities. Photographing people successfully is best done with a simple and direct approach to how you are going to portray the image. Complicated lighting, fancy backgrounds, and a lot of photoshop retouching is not what my work is about. Rembrant, used one light typically from a window to paint his wonderful portraits. When I take a picture of someone, I think of how Rembrant would have painted the person I am photographing.


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Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.- Degas

John Borys

I have been an artist my whole life.

I started when I was three. My mom has shown me some of the pictures that I was creating back then. I believe her. My artistic journey has gone from drawing at an early age through a BFA degree in art, 2,000 photo shoots commercially for national brands and a lifetime of learning under the best in the business. Painting, drawing and photography at least for me is not something I decided to do after a successful career in something else or something I do for fun, a hobby, or a means of self-discovery. I create images because this is what I was born to do.

It is that simple and that complex.

John Borys has been a creative director in the advertising industry for over four decades. He has been responsible for “the look” and creating the visual language used by successful brands to connect people to products. From Continental Airlines, travel leisure, food, professional services, products, industrial, fashion and lifestyle John knows how to create images that engage us and connect with us. His eye for storytelling and creating moving images has guided some of the best photographers in the world. A photographer himself, John’s commissioned photography projects are diverse and grace the walls of many homes and offices internationally.

John has taught photography classes at the Rockport Center For The Arts, in Corpus Christi, and Austin. His photography classes are very unique because he teaches both technique and the aesthetics of photography. John loves helping others improve their craft and create better images. He is also on the Board of the Corpus Christi Arts and Cultural Commission.


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