My name is John Hooton and I live in Mallow in southern Ireland. I am married with three children aged 22,20 and 19. I run my own company Mallow Fitted Furniture Limited, and have been self employed as a cabinet maker since 1982.
For the last 30 years I have been photographing the Irish landscape and more especially the western coastal region using mainly slide film but in 2009 I finally made the transition to digital.
As a founder member of Mallow Camera Club I have held many positions within the club, and have also been a committee member of the Irish Photographic Federation Council. (I.P.F.) Presently I am one of the main adjudicators with the I.P.F. on their National Distinction Panel and have been a judge for numerous prestigious competitions.
I also have a holiday cottage on the Dingle Peninsula where I presently run seasonal photographic weekend courses. These workshops provide participants with the opportunity to improve their technical skills, professional tuition, creative motivation, eye-catching locations and time spent with like minded individuals.
I am a Fellow of both the Irish Photographic Federation and Royal Photographic Society and in 2010 was awarded an M.FIAP My work has appeared extensively in salons throughout the world and I have also done a number of personal exhibitions both in Ireland and abroad.