Photography is a way to show my audience the basic things most people would overlook. There is art in everything, but not everyone realizes this. We can only take in so much data with our eyes, but a photograph gives a person more time to observe what they might have missed. Almost everyone has a camera in their pocket and it has never been easier to capture an image. My “Picture In Picture Out” series is about combining old images to make new ones, specifically to show how two different images show some type of symmetry.
-- Mervyn John was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone in West Africa when, in 2001, his family immigrated to Jefferson City, Missouri where he was raised. John studies Interactive Media at Lewis University. Along with his academic adventures at Lewis, John is a fourth-year athlete of the Men’s Track & Field team. He has always been a family oriented individual; his family has always been his biggest supporters, which unintentionally started his love for photography. John started his photographic journey in high school, where he was an active member of the yearbook committee. As his journey developed, photography became an outlet that he cannot live without. John hopes to work as a video editor for a local or national news station when he graduates in December 2018.