Ohio University College of Visual Communications
February 23, 2012
BioMy name is John Taylor Strohmeyer, and I am in my third year studying Commercial Photography at Ohio University. Still life and lifestyle photography have been my focus lately, although I have a passion to capture it all. My interest in photography stemmed from a previous major in video production, but the storytelling abilities and creative process of a single image really grabbed me. I realized the freedom of being able to shoot still photos alone vs. assembling a video crew when I bought my first camera, a 35mm film Canon my freshman year. This was a big motivator because it allowed me to continually practice shooting. When I found out about the commercial photography program in the 'Viscom' school of OU, and all of the resources it offers, I jumped onboard and narrowed my focus to the more conceptual side of photography.