My photos are inspired by the world around me.  Many spring from my interest in people and are often informal, unposed public pictures, that are by their very nature caught on the fly, relying on the interplay between the unconscious vision and the practiced hand and eye of the photographer.  In these the dynamic of form and content appears more casual than in more deliberately composed photographs, such as landscapes or portraits. However, despite or because of this absence of conscious control, street photos can often be more revealing both of the subject and of the photographer.  Additionally, I am drawn to the natural and man-made environment that surrounds us all, an attraction that leads to landscapes and urban details.

While most of my work is in black and white, recently I have also been experimenting with colour.  On this site you will find selections of photos that approximately fall into categories, together with others that are in progress.




Recent Exhibitions / Publications

John Beeching "Street Work", 2018

John Beeching "Silk Mill", 2013

Black & White Photography, UK, May 2012

John Beeching "eye see", 2012

"eye see" - solo exhibition Diva's Café at the Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome, 18th November 2011 - 28th January 2012

"Four and Twenty Artists" - joint exhibition, Rook Lane Chapel, Frome, Somerset, 5 - 19th March, 2011

John Beeching "Three Frome Artists", 2010

"Environmental View" - solo exhibition, La Strada, Frome, Somerset, June, 2008.

"The Family of Man 2 Project" May, 2008

"Street Photos" - solo exhibition, La Strada, Frome, Somerset, February, 2007.

"Crosswalks: Contemporary Street Photography" – joint exhibition, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma, USA, 24 May – 17 September, 2006.

Black & White Photography , UK , August, 2005.

“Street Photographs” – solo exhibition, Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim, 3 May – 3 June, 2005.

Popular Photography , USA , May, 2004.