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TVFD FireFighter with water canon (portraits)
Bonnie (Wildlife)
NM Junkyard (Landscape)

John Mayer is a professional photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. John is also a firefighter and emergency medical technician, serving as assistant chief of the Tesuque, NM Volunteer Fire District. In addition to fighting house fires, responding to wrecks and 911 calls for heart attacks, other medical crises and the occasional stranded dog, he is also a member of the Santa Fe County Technical Rescue Team. He and his teammates have rescued people from cliff falls, hikes gone wrong and even a wintry small plane crash. John’s empathy for the people caught up in emotionally charged life dramas informs his capacity to see and capture the fleeting moments of joy, sadness, fear, wonder and laughter of his human photographic subjects.

John’s passion for natural beauty has also guided his journey as a photographer. Whether hiking the trails around Bandelier and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monuments in his home state of New Mexico, winter skiing in Yellowstone National Park, or exploring Ireland’s magnificent southwest coast, John captures unusual juxtapositions of wildlife and landscape with his camera lenses. A three-year sojourn pulling an Airstream behind his pickup truck from Newfoundland to the deserts of southern California deepened John’s relationship to nature in many forms—and to people in many forms! While the solitude of hiking and cross-country skiing are sources of inspiration, John also enjoys assignments from adventurous New Mexico visitors to photograph their outings in New Mexico’s iconic landscapes.

Photographing the Land of Enchantment:

Its People, Wildlife and Iconic Landscapes 

  2018 John Mayer – Santa Fe, New Mexico.