About John Ares

BIOGRAPHY Trained as a Biologist / Marine Food Toxicologist and previously careered as a Corporate Trainer, Documenter, & Project Manager, John is a uniquely versatile photographer. He has a number of specialties including [b]Underwater, Nature, Travel, Lifestyle and Fine Art.[/b] He is a member of the Stock Artists Alliance (SAA) and the New York Underwater Photographic Society>. He has been a member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) as a trainer of SCUBA Instructors and taught Underwater Photography courses. John has traveled with his camera to many destinations around the globe: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Fiji, Palau, Truk Lagoon, Maldives, Cocos Island Costa Rica, La Paz Mexico, Hawaii, Silver Banks, Cayman Islands, Saba / St Kitts, Bonaire, Belize, Roatan, The Bahamas, and other Caribbean destinations as well as North America. Land trips have included Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, France, Italy, and the US & Canada. This collection reflects a fraction of the archive. A former studio commercial photographer, his client list includes legal photography for F. Lee Bailey Associates and won contests sponsored by the American Photographer Magazine. He was an Associate Editor and Photographer for Seafood America Magazine. Recent work is all Digital. Presentations have been made to "Beneath The Sea," NY Underwater Photographic Society, The Sea Gypsies and the Staten Island Sport Divers.