John Myers, '79

Yearbook image of John Myers
Current image of John Myers

John's interest in photography began in high school. After graduating from OACS in 1979 John went on to Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned a BS degree in Professional Photography in 1983.

After graduating from RIT, he began building his business and opened as a commercial photography studio in 1987. His company is now called Myers Creative Imaging and employs six individuals and has many commercial clients within the Rochester region, nationally and internationally. Some of these clients include: Constellation Wines, Xerox, Wegmans, Harris Corporation, Hasbro, Kodak, Xerox, RIT, Saint John Fisher College, and Carestream Health.

John has photographed assignments on 6 continents and was fortunate to have a project that enabled him to shoot images in one trip around the world. He has had special projects in India, Italy, Greece, South Africa, New Zealand, and Finland, and was a photographer at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece.

John's numerous awards and honors include 25 ADDY Awards and Citations between 2004 and 2010. An ADDY Award is similar to an Oscar, but awarded for advertising. In 2010 he was also the recipient of the "BEST OF SHOW" award, a special recognition for Photography. In addition, John's work was featured in the Communication Arts Photography Annual for 2010.

Since 2000, John has been a Guest Lecturer for the RIT College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.