About the Photographer
I am an Oklahoma native, and a retired computer programmer. My wife, Shellee, and I have four grown children and have resided in Wichita since 1974. I was inspired in 2002 by Australian photographer Ken Duncan’s book America Wide to retire from computer programming and adopt Kansas landscape photography as an encore career.
I love to photograph Kansas. The Kansas landscape doesn't shout for attention, but it is extremely varied, and is not at all "flyover country." My goal is to make evocative images of the state, with special emphasis on the Flint Hills and the prairie. I've succeeded when the viewer finds pleasure and respite amidst the beauty that fills the state.
I shoot with a Canon digital SLR and try to manage two photographic day-trips monthly to sites within a few hours of Wichita. I especially enjoy shooting very early or very late in the day, when the colors are more saturated, and when the low sun reveals the contours of the landscape and tints the clouds and the prairie grasses in beautiful, fast-changing ways. I don't hesitate to include man-made features in the landscapes. Roads and fences and power lines are part of our lives, physically and metaphorically, and they need not destroy the God-formed beauty on which they lie.
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BROCHURE: If you'd like a sampler brochure containing 27 of my images, contact me by any of the means below.
John D Morrison
Prairie Vistas Gallery
3236 E Douglas, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67208
(since December, 2016!)
As you have probably experienced, seeing a photograph on a computer monitor, or worse, on a smartphone, is nothing like seeing an actual print. At my studio in Wichita, Kansas I always have 30-40 framed photos, dozens of unframed photos, and several portfolios for examination. It's conveniently located near Douglas and Hillside in Wichita. I'm usually there during business hours, but to be safe, just call my cell (316-214-7566). Unless I'm out of town, I'll accommodate your schedule, evenings and weekends included.
Prairie Vistas Gallery
There is free parking along Douglas, plus several spaces in the lot just east of my building. The gallery is wheelchair-accessible at the front door.
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