About

Hi, I’m John Ridings. A Smyrna, Georgia native with over 25 years experience in photography. I am an active member in the South Cobb Arts Alliance. My work has been displayed in several magazines: “Ink Pushers”, “Atlanta Parent”, “Vinings/Smyrna Patch” and “Chapel Hill News and Views” to name a few. I have also had my work displayed in several galleries around metro Atlanta including: The Mable House, The Green Room inside Mable House Amphitheater, and South Cobb Hospital.

For me, photography is not as much of a job, as it is a passion that makes me incredibly happy. Anytime I have a camera in my hand, I am enjoying myself and I believe that shows in how I interact with my clients. I simply want to create images that emotionally move you. Capturing the true essence of a person through my images is the goal with every shoot. I strive to create images that look natural and unscripted as well as modern yet timeless. To me photography is an art. I love having the ability to capture a moment in time that will last forever.

I have a unique way of seeing the beauty in the world around me and am able to capture that in my photography.

My Goal…

Have you ever walked into a house and been captivated with the many photographs that are displayed? Everywhere you look there is a little glimpse into the homeowners’ world. You quickly begin to feel like you’ve known them for years. This atmosphere is exactly what I give to my clients. I help you tell your life’s story by capturing those sweetest moments. The ones you replay in your mind over and over. Life is precious and fast. In todays world, our memories are easily forgotten and replaced. I give you the ability to cherish and share your memories for a lifetime.

I have taken Head shots for local Acting talent for movies and TV including:

  • The Walking Dead
  • The 3 Stooges
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • Drop Dead Diva
  • Necessary Roughness
  • Jayne Mansfield’s Car
  • What to Expect When Expecting
  • The Joyful Noise
  • Contagion

Just to name a few.

Some other works include:

  • Set Photographer for the “Zombie Lounge” in 2011.
  • Jacket photo for local Author Lee Kelly’s novel “Vengeance in Blood”.
  • Photo Album Cover for Jazz artist Zdany Chisholm solo album “Genesis”.

Contact me “HERE” to see more of my work and discuss working together.

Contact Information

John Ridings

(770) 265-8250

4132 Manson Avenue

Smyrna, GA 30082

ridings.j.l@gmail.com