John McDermott is an American/Irish photographer based in northern Italy. He began his photographic career in San Francisco where he lived for many years before making the move to Europe in 2016, in the mountains halfway between Munich and Milan and two hours from Venice. John’s start in photography came relatively late, after earlier brief other “careers”as a naval officer, football player and journalist.
McDermott started making pictures of football while still playing, and when photography was just one of his hobbies. This eventually led to his first paid assignments and before very long he was being called upon regularly by publications like Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. His list of editorial clients grew to include Forbes, Fortune, the New York Times Magazine, Stern, Focus, Bunte, Geo, Wine Enthusiast, L’Equipe, Onze and In Viaggio. He was the photographer for the Dublin volume of the Time-Life Books series The Great Cities.