Mark WalkerKevin Bruce Parent
John Moore’s family is from North and South Carolina, though he spent his childhood living all over the country. He has lived in Charleston for 32 years. Moore is a structural engineer by profession, but photography has been his serious avocation and passion for more than 20 years. The focus of his work has chiefly been natural landscapes, as well as the streets and buildings of Charleston. The images range from approximate documentation of the scene to abstractions, some of which are represented here in the “Rust Never Sleeps” series. The original group of “Rust Never Sleeps” was exhibited at The City Gallery of Charleston in 1997, and has since become an ongoing subject of work. Moore’s photographs have appeared in many juried exhibits, including several “Southern Visions” exhibits at The Museum of York County in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and several Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibits here in Charleston. In 1987 and in 1997, he had solo exhibits at The City Gallery of Charleston. He has had several solo shows at the Charleston County Library, and has participated in many group exhibitions. In 2003, Moore produced a portfolio of Charleston street photographs taken over a 25 year period.