Containing so many multitudes, John Madere’s photograph of me has helped define who I am to the world. No one has ever taken a photograph of me that inhabited so much of me, and I can’t imagine that anyone ever will.
Debbie Millman Chair, MPS, Branding Dept., SVA; Editorial Director, Print Magazine
I am a notoriously dreadful subject to photograph, but in 2009, he brilliantly photographed around that by surrounding me with the visual mayhem I create, and the visual mayhem I collect. Distraction can be a beautiful thing, and he made it just that. For years, those were my promotional portraits, until I couldn’t legally say I looked like that anymore. Thank you John, for capturing that moment for me.
Chip Kidd, Graphic Designer & author of the Cheese Monkeys
You will marvel at the painterly light, dimensional storytelling, and timeless design of his work. His generosity & mentorship gave me legs to launch my career. I’m proud to call him my confidant and dear friend.
Mark Seliger, Photographer
Art directors call John “award-winning.” creative directors, “big award-winning.” strategists, “on brief.” account directors, “on budget.” clients, “no maybes about him.” retouchers, “maybe i’ll retire.”
Kevin Barclay, Creative Director, Addison
Being photographed by John was an absolute honor. He is a true artist and all of his careful consideration was well worth it for how perfectly he captured me at that time in my life. I still love it to this day.
Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist and Author
John Madere’s brilliance as a photographer is that he always brings unique ideas into each of the portraits that he so beautifully composes.
B. Martin Pedersen, Designer