One Year Of Blogging With John Waters

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John Keatley and John Waters

Can you believe it?  I sure can’t!  Today marks one year exactly since I posted my first blog entry on the John Keatley Blog.  I think I had 2 subscribers back then (thanks Mom and Dad) but I have been amazed and encouraged by the steady show of support during this last year.  If you are somewhat new here, don’t feel obligated to drop what you are doing and read my first post.  It is less than enthralling, and reads much like the screenplay for Gigli.  That being said, I guess this is as good a time as any to let you know that John Waters has actually been ghost writing my blog for about 9 months now.  Or since whenever it started becoming interesting.  Maybe that is why I felt inclined to leave him in the picture.

I was hoping to take a celebratory 1st anniversary portrait of myself to mark this big milestone, but John Waters kept poking his head into the frame.  As you can tell, I am less than amused.  It was funny the first time, but seriously!

This last year has really been wonderful, and I am very thankful I start blogging when I did.  I fought the blog for a while, but since I decided to take the plunge I have come to enjoy writing and it is something I look forward to each week.  I should sign off before I become too sentimental, but thank you everyone for your support and for taking the time to read.  I am looking forward to the adventures ahead in the next year.


Congrats John. Looking forward to reading more of your posts in the new year.

posted by Jimmy Jeong on 12.04.09 at 6:13 pm

A tip of the hat to you man. And John too!

posted by Jeff on 12.04.09 at 7:26 pm

JK, congrats on a year, and thanks for working the extra hours to dish out some photo-wisdom to the masses. Really dig your style and approach. Keep up the good work brother!
-Leon in NC

posted by Leon Godwin on 12.04.09 at 8:14 pm

Thanks, I’ve really been enjoying your blog. As a new photographer, it’s been great to see how you approach taking stunning photos.

posted by Alex on 12.06.09 at 10:18 am

congrats man!

posted by gabe on 12.07.09 at 12:55 am

As a sign of gratitude to John Waters – I suggest that you grow out the pencil-thin mustache on your own upper lip. Either that or you could re-release some of your best photos with a little photo-shop-stache to honor your chief artistic muse… I’m just thinking out loud here…

posted by mark on 12.07.09 at 5:13 pm

Witty comments + amazing photography + knowing you when you were a little twirp…..that’s why I read!

posted by Monica on 12.08.09 at 2:50 pm

Haha … you’re kidding, right? Either way, congratulations and I love your work. When are you going to start having workshops??? I can come up from Portland, no problem!

posted by John K on 12.11.09 at 3:33 am

You have some of the funniest posts. easily rival mcnally as best light-hearted photography blogger (that must be an award category somewhere).
And on top of that you’re reppin’ Seattle. We are lucky to have you in the 206 (I’m going to assume you’re too cool to live out in the 425 or beyond!)

posted by Tuffer on 12.15.09 at 1:54 pm

John, I have been following your work since I heard about you via some strobist related post. So, apropos that, do you think it’s worth worrying about dual catch lights in the model’s eyes when using more than one light? Sorry for the geek talk – I really love your shots, even of Palin… :)

Also, the 425 isn’t all bad. You just have to find the more out of the way places!

posted by patrick on 12.20.09 at 10:34 pm

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