Ionut Ignat (John) started to walk the path to photography in 2002 and he has been constantly learning since. Photography is more than a hobby and it feels like it is a part of him. He has approached various types of photography both from a personal and a commercial perspective. If the commercial part has its rules, the personal part sums up his feelings, moods and the way he sees the world. He is split among his photographs and if one would want to know him, the only thing to do would be to bring all his photos together; one might call it "Reconstruction".
His home city is Iasi, Romania and it has been until January 2020. While living in Iasi, he has been a part of one of the local photography groups for several years and he has participated in several group photography exhibitions. He also had one personal exhibition and he won 3rd place in a national Street Photography contest.
He is currently using Olympus equipment, but he is familiar with Pentax (film), Nikon (D70s, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D800), Fujifilm (X100), Canon (40D – he still owns it, 5d Mk3, 6D, 1DX), Panasonic (S1, S1R) and Olympus (M5, M5 Mk2, Pen-F, M1, M1 Mk2, M1X) and with lots of lenses. He is not a fan of a specific brand and even if he has his preferences, he considers that the best equipment is the one that helps him do what he wants to do.
He used studio equipment several times, both in a studio and on location. The on-location sessions he's done were very interesting and challenging, because he had to photograph office chairs for a 360° presentation using a turntable.
Before coming to the UK, he used to run one-on-one photography courses.
A part of his work as a photographer can be seen on his website - https://www.onevision-photo.com/