John Nassari first became interested in photography at the tender age of 13 when is stepfather gave him his first camera. After earning a degree in advertising photography from the then University of Arts in 1991, 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.
In addition to exhibiting worldwide, John has also competed for a number of well-known accolades. In fact, John has been selected to exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery on three separate occasions while vying for the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. He was also recently named runner up in the Events Photography Awards 2014.
John’s wedding photography career has seen him working closely with a number of luxury hotels in London including The Savoy, The Landmark Hotel and The Mandarin Oriental. He is the only photographer selected to take part in the Belgravia Wedding Quarter, which he is a active and current member.
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 recently pioneered a ground breaking 360° multi-media interactive photography service which will be launched at the Brides the Show in October 2014. An exclusive preview is currently available on his website.
John Nassari is an Olympus Visionary. He is based in London.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of John. The following awards have been earned by John from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
A very humorous moment that shows how accidents can transform a photograph to a truly original image. (I bet the photographer was cursing the bicycle rider at the time though)
This is some good seeing. Maybe a little bit too much wide angle, but I cannot see the situation so I will not second-guess too much. I love the hand on the belly. That little detail takes this photo from kind-of-nice to almost-painful, making me feel the tension. Framing works well, too.
A classic, formal pose and the lighting contrast beautifully with the juxtaposition of being in the elevator with up and down lights lit.
I like the simplicity of this black and white image where the groom or an usher is checking out the brides dress. It’s an unexpected moment because you don’t imagine a man juxtaposed in the photograph. The natural window lighting gives a beautiful feel to the photograph. ,