About the Book
The photographs from the following pages are the results of various photo assignments spanning many years. Each project is special in its own right requiring a creative approach to successfully complete the job.
Industrial sites are often challenging shoots – the subject matter oftentimes found to be bland or boring. Not to mention the surroundings are not usually eye-appealing. My job is to overcome these obstacles. Whether hanging out of a helicopter, hanging out of a basket hiked up by a crane, scaling a rooftop or maneuvering the bumps on a rocky boat or speeding train; nothing will stop me from capturing exciting shots.
A native of Switzerland, John Bernhard traveled North America extensively before settling in Houston, Texas. For more three decades he has chosen the medium of photography to explore the everyday world from new perspectives, breaking away into different pathways of artistic expression. He continues to devote all his energy taking photographs and bringing them together to enhance their meaning with visual interplay. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines and he has had many collective and one person exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bernhard resides in Houston where he has designed and built his studio and an art gallery.