is an American director, photographer, and cinematographer, based in El Paso, Texas.
Having served in the US Army, he is also a veteran non-commissioned officer, twice deployed Iraq as an Intelligence Analyst in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received many citations and commendations for his service, including being named the 7th Sustainment Brigade Non-commissioned Officer of the Year.
After the military, he worked with multiple US Government Agencies in the fields of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Drug Smuggling, and also returned to Iraq to assist with Combined Joint Task Force Troy in their Counter-Explosive initiative. Afterwards, while a student at the University of Texas at El Paso, he opened Created to Rise Photography and Video, which was later renamed Studio Rise. While spending most of his time in the Southwest US, he also travels constantly to the east and west coasts on assignment and to network with artists and entertainers. Over the last 3 years he has worked for and collaborated with dozens of major label artists, celebrities, and producers, creating professional products for their fans around the world.
As a director, photographer, and cinematographer, John has been commissioned to lead projects in France, Switzerland, and Italy. Stateside, he regularly travels for projects in LA, Vegas, Dallas, Miami, and Salt Lake City.