John Chervinsky moved to Boston in 1984 from Niagara Falls, NY and began taking photographs with his fathers Kodak Retina as a means to capture subject matter for painting. He has since moved up to larger format cameras and gradually acquired the technique to use them. To support his photography compulsion, he runs a particle accelerator in one of Harvard Universitys Applied Physics laboratories.
His past work covers three broad themes: industrial landscapes, abstractions and portraits. John writes that his industrial landscapes are a reaction to my upbringing in an over-industrialized area. The city of Niagara Falls went through one of the country's most notorious environmental disasters (Love Canal) in history. But the images are taken with an ambivalence too; for having been steeped in the visual world of factories, scrap yards and high voltage power lines, I find beauty in them as well.