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ARTIST : John Manno


John Manno (b. 1951) attended Boston University studying film and photography. After graduation, he moved to New York City where he assisted several commercial photographers before embarking on his own career where he made memorable images for design studios, magazines and advertising agencies. For four decades, working from his studio in the Flatiron District, John’s work for high profile clients has been seen in some of the world’s most prestigious publications.

While working in the commercial field John never lost sight of his art, consistently creating photographs for his own artistic satisfaction. Primarily a still life photographer, his art photos are mostly of this genre. The body of work presented here, called Misbegotten Places, continues in that vein, being a series of still life photos of dioramas created in turn from other photographs. His art takes him into a world that at first sight appears to exist, but then reveals itself to deviate from reality and enter a world of imagination. Façades, windows, doors and columns all appear as they might in a real world, but their ultimate construct is false. The architectural elements have been assembled and paired with objects in order to alter reality.

John continues to live and work in Brooklyn, NY.

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