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John Linthurst exhibits in various galleries throughout southern California

Like the description suggests, the process is to come up with just the membrane of the image to be used atop another image. It's another form of collage, or layering, but very labor intensive. Essentially you coat the print in  plastic and peel back the  image .... without becoming frustrated

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John Linthurst is a former Los Angles resident who now resides in Oceanside. The greater part of his life has been dedicated to various entrepreneurial pursuits and has had a successful career in business and agriculture. Photography was one of his early avenues of expression and he completed the program at Pasadena City College - and then several additional sections at Cal State Fullerton where he eventually graduated with a degree in English (AMST).  In his years in Pasadena he was fortunate to be called into projects by several of his phtog friends attending nearby Art Center College of Design and learned greatly from the collaborations. At his creative zenith he was a rock and roll band photographer, with Van Halen and Joey Chamber credits, and then did a year stint as a roller derby photographer. {L.A. T-Birds} .... quite the adventure

   Photo Artist

Fine Art      PORTRAITS

Motion       Stealth art

Fashion      Computer drawing

Collage       Gell Coating

                   3d Hangings

                   Still Life


I have always been fascinated by  the great portrait artist of our time - and before. The capturing of what lives below the grins and grimaces requires  a probe of the soul and most will not allow that to happen. The best portraits result from a sliver of trust between both artist and subject

Often I bicycle through downtown San Diego with a couple of cameras at hand and a tripod strapped to the frame. Whereas a car is too fast and walking too slow, a bicycle  allows an "in and out"   and onto the next mobility perfect for urban areas. Provided you are not damaged by an auto. 

I have been experimenting with after print collage where I add and embellish the finished print with various third party media such as confetti, newsprint, glass, sticks, leaves, glitter and in one case - a large volume of mosquitos. The items are secured through a gell coat that gives the print a nice sheen but also locks in the additions.

I am not a photo scientist, I have less interest in documenting the accuracy of a subject than manipulating a new reality into it

Landscapes  Imagined

       City Scape

             Photo Skins


Studio Vista Del Mar

  • You can view a sampling of his work here or contact him as to where his present shows may
  • be hanging. And as always, if you view an image here, you can always order it off the site

Member Carlsbad/Oceanside Art League (Coal)
Member Oceanside Musume Of Art
Member OMA - Artist Alliance 
Member Phantom Gallery - Carlsbad 
John Linthurst   - photographer portfolio