I recently relocated to Tucson, Arizona after almost 40 years in Phoenix. Originally from just outside Philadelphia, the southwest fascinates me because it is so different from where I grew up. I live to go hiking some of it's most remote areas to discover and photograph fascinating geologic formations in my free time.  But a big dirty city, now that is subject matter to me.

Photography helps me see what most miss and for that I am grateful. I am in a continual struggle to find my voice as a photographer in my personal work, to produce work that represents life to me, to see past reality or perhaps to see reality – I’m not sure.

John Eskey is a free-lance photographer in Arizona working in Tucson and Phoenix specializing in architectural, landscape and unique concept portraiture. 

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Favorite Projects

Well thats a hard one. I love bridges, from below mostly as I do not like heights all that much. I am also fascinated with churches and cemeteries, yet I rarely step foot inside of one except to photograph.

  • New York Bridge Project
  • Cemetery in Alamos

Scariest Photography Shoot

I’ve almost done myself in on several occasions by being a little too much “in the moment”. Most notably almost walking off a cliff at Horseshoe Bend near Page Arizona. It was pitch black, like totally black as I hiked towards a place I had never been to before. I had a flashlight but since it was -5 degrees out I was keeping my hands in my pocket as much as possible. The path in front of me seemed to disappear. I shined the flashlight down and there I was, six inches from the edge of the 400 foot cliff.


If lighting is not involved, I am not too concerned with the camera or the format unless it is heavy and I have to carry it a long way. A camera is just a tool and in the end it is never about the camera, its about the image.