John Partipilo’s photo essays impress Nashville magazines
John Partipilo makes photography magic — then sprinkles it inside the pages of Nashville’s top magazines.
Just in the last few months John has published two cover stories with multiple pages of photographs in the Nashville Scene, a four-page photo spread in Nashville Arts Magazine and just recently a fifteen-page photo essay in The East Nashvillian featuring his photos from his trip to Cuba.
Dan Heller said it best, “While the magic itself cannot be named, the magician can. He is John Partipilo, two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, an 18-year resident of East Nashville, and a contributing photographer for The East Nashvillian.
If you fancy yourself a photographer as I do, you might find his work as much intimidating as it is inspiring. As most photographers know from repeated failures, capturing “the decisive moment” with regularity is incredibly difficult. But, as I learned firsthand in Cuba, John makes it look easy.”
In his fine art photography debut in the Nashville Arts Magazine John describes his process, “As a photojournalist you never know what situation you’re about to walk into. I have done that for 35 years. As a fine art photographer I like to stick to my journalism roots, and that heavily influences my process.
Serendipity also plays a major role in the process. I have to be present in the moment and allow for happenstance, holding the belief that I’m going to get the photograph every time. I really do trust in that. I try not to think about it much, because if you over think, you won’t get your pictures. Once I get there, things happen. I call it Zen Photography—reacting to whatever is in front of you.”
Nashville’s press can’t seem to get enough of John — and I can’t either. John extends his photography magic to my projects and clients. Our goal as creative collaborators is to create only the highest quality of content to tell stories that connect clients to audiences that advocate for them.
When creativity and collaboration come together for the purpose of authentic connection beauty is manifested — then magically ends up on the glossy pages of magazines for all to see.
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