Department of Art Alumni

John Kane '76

Phone Number: 860 • 354 • 7651
We create photography that communicates for our clients; who include IBM, Victoria Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Lindal Cedar Homes, and many more

John Kane has published fashion, architectural, food, and nature photography for many leading magazines and organizations including Cosmopolitan, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, House & Garden, Natural History Magazine, The World Wildlife Fund and many more. At his studio, Silver Sun Studio, he has also produced advertising for many Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest catalog companies. He travels extensively over seas and holds, in fact, dual U.S. - European Union citizenship.

With his wife Wendy Carlson (also an award winning photographer and writer) he has done many travel stories in Switzerland, Ireland and Italy. Many photos from the US are published in European, most recently a 10 page piece on choreographer Moses Pendelton in the Corrière della Sera magazine.

Currently with Wendy he is restoring a classic turn of the century farm in Northville, Ct. where they live with James, and Tristan, their two sons. The house and gardens will be a series of stories to appear in Traditional Home¹s Renovation Style magazine.

"Twisted Yoga", a book done in collaboration with Pilobolus Dance Theater was released in March 2002 by Sea Star Press. He’s is widely published and has a another book coming out this fall in collaboration with Pilobolus Dance Company with the working title of THE HUMAN ALPHABET. His credits include many of the biggest consumer magazines as well as books and photo essays on fashion, travel, food and modern dance.

Having had close ties with Western for many years and dipping into the labor pool of gifted photo students there, John Kane, had the pleasure of teaching some photography courses in the Art Department under chairs Abe Echevarria and Terry Wells. He is now teaching workshops at the New England Photographic Workshop and collaborating with the Brookfield Craft Center with a calendar of classes targeted for those working in digital, and those who want to be.


In 2011 he worked on the new Pilobolus Calander and expects it will be up for some competitions.

He continues to work with Korokoro, a full-company Pilobolus Dance Theater piece created with Takuya Muramatsu, the principal choreographer from Dairakudakan, one of Japan's most intriguing butoh companies and Photographer and WCSU grad and sometime adjunct professor will be debuted at the the renowned Joyce Theater in Manhattan. He writes, "this is the first live performance digital work that I've done.  It goes way beyond simple photography to a hybrid of photography, film and live performance”   “ Having worked with this and other dance and theater companies over the years my heart is still with capturing the moment in stills, but this was a real blast to be part of a live theater piece in Manhattan.

Kane’s work can also be seen on posters and bill boards throughout the city and subways promoting the Pilobolus NYC season July 11th through August 6th at the The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011, 212-691-9740.





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