John Beckett is the Creative Director & Photographer for J2.
He began his career as an illustrator and art director.
It was his
strongly developed skills in conception of ideas and composition that made the move into photography an easy transition.
opened Beckett & Beckett Photography in the mid-70's with studios in Chicago and Milwaukee.
The range of assignments included shooting fashion, hair, beauty and ad campaigns for many of the countries leading companies.
Photo projects have taken him to some of the world's most exotic locations.
In the mid-90's he
began shooting celebrities for magazines and advertising, including Oprah Winfrey, who personally selected John
as the photographer for her
Harpo Studios promotional campaign, and her
cover shoot for USA Today Magazine
speaks to professional photography organizations around the country and has taught various college courses in the creative arts.
was invited to lecture on photography in Tokyo, and Osaka, Japan.
With a move to Arizona John expanded his
photography expertise to include shooting interiors, photo illustration, and human interest editorials for publications throughout the western United States.
Through the work with many of the countries leading advertising agencies he
has been the recipient of numerous awards including Addy's and Clio awards.
is well known for his
calm, soft spoken manner on shoots.
John is a cofounder of APA-Milwaukee.
J2 Photo Productions
is currently sponsored by Photoflex Lighting Equipment.