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John Decker

John Decker is best known for his richly evocative photographs of people and places. Before turning to photography and filmmaking he studied to be a painter. His unique sensibilities are informed by his love for literature, cinema, and fine arts. For the past two decades he has woven a career of portraiture, editorial, fine art, and film directing. He lives in Spring Lake, New Jersey with his two favorite muses, his sons Preston and James. 


B.F.A. Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, 1991

International Center of Photography, NYC, 2010-2012


Brother, United way, JP Morgan Chase, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Meridian Health, Princeton University Hospital, ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Monmouth University, Monmouth County Park System, Sonepar USA, Maxim Group, Roma Foods, CPC Behavioral Health, BACC Builders, Newark Downtown District, Maxim Group, Whole Records, Monmouth Academy of Ballet, Denholtz Associates, PMI, Certified, America Works...


Patagonia Online, Photo District News, New York Magazine, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Conde Nast's Brides, Manhattan Bride, Surfers Path, SUP Magazine, Black and White Magazine, Quest Magazine. 

Recent Awards

2016 Gold W3, Cinematography, The Violin Maker

2016 Silver W3, Cinemagraphs, Depascal Organics

2015 Gold Jaspar, Breast Cancer Awareness PSA

2015 Silver Jaspar, This is Splendor, Corporate Communications

2015 Silver Jaspar, Monmouth County Park System, TV Commercial

2014 Jury Award, Perkins Center for the Arts annual photo competition, This is Not My Home. Juror Peter Barberie, curator of photography at The Philadelphia Museum of Art