John Manney was born in Ann Arbor Michigan and spend the majority of his life in that area. At the age of 13, after using his dad’s point-and-shoot for a couple years, he bought a 1973 Minolta SRT102 off his uncle for $50. After completing a 4 year contract with the United States Army, he attended the Brooks Institute in Ventura, California where he graduated with a degree in Visual Journalism and looks forward to putting his skills to use in the many arenas that he has been versed in. Whether it is on the spot journalism, portraiture, commercial, multimedia or documentary work, John is steadfast in continuing to document and share the world around him.