John Nassari first became interested in photography at the tender age of 13 when his stepfather gave him his first camera. After earning a degree in advertising photography from the then called Medway College 1991 (now called University of the Arts), he pursued a career in advertising and editorial photography.
John followed the academic path throughout much of his career. He completed an MA in Visual Culture at Middlesex followed by a PhD the University of East London and spent many years teaching at university level.
Working closely with the British Council, John curated exhibitions on identity, exhibiting his work in the UK and around the world. His work has been seen in prestigious galleries such as the Pantheon Gallery, Cyprus, The Town House Gallery, Egypt, and the National Portrait Gallery, London.
In addition to exhibiting worldwide, John has also competed for a number of well-known accolades. In fact, John has been a finalist of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in 2000, 2006 and 2013, where his work was selected for the final exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery. He was also named runner up in the Events Photography Awards 2014.
John’s wedding photography career has seen him win countless awards with the WPJA, and he works very closely with luxury planners, brands and a number of luxury venues and hotels in London including The Savoy, The Landmark Hotel, Mandarin Oriental and One Events. He has photographed Richard E Grant, Jeremy Irons, Amelia Fox, Salman Rushdie,Kevin MCcloud, Roxanne McKee, Princess Royal, and David Cameron.
John’s diverse career has cultivated his unique ability of capturing moments and emotions in beautiful ways, a skill that perfectly translates into his wedding photography. He pioneered a ground breaking 360° multi-media wedding interactive photography service which was launched at the Brides the Show in October 2014.
In 2016 John published 80at80, a book and exhibition project at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. The project took over 10 months to complete and celebrated 80 years of Olympus cameras with 80 photographs of staff working at the hotel.
In 2016 he was named as one of London’s Top 13 Wedding Photographers, by The Evening Standard.
His studio is based in Four Corners Gallery, London.
John Nassari is an Olympus Visionary, one of a select few photographers given that title in the UK.