Lighting is the key to drawing out the details in the work

John Howarth is a photographer with more than 25 years of professional experience, who specializes in the meticulous studio documentation of historical artefacts, fine art, and product. His detail-oriented approach to composition and lighting is further evidenced by his location work with interior and exterior architectural spaces.



I understand the design aesthetic. Throughout my career as a photographer I've had the privilege of documenting a wide range of inspiring buildings, paintings and historical objects. Each demands its own treatment to fully represent the visual dynamism of the subject.

I very much enjoy the collaborative approach, and I'm eager to talk to you about what you're looking for.


“John Howarth has photographed many designs of mine over the years. He has an impeccable eye for composition, lighting and colour and is meticulous in every aspect of his work. John is a pleasure to work with and always delivers a high-quality product.”

Andrew Jones Design


"John has worked for our firm and for me personally for many years now. Whenever I require a photograph of an object that shows the necessary detail of its craftsmanship and prosaic value but also captures its sacred nature, I rely on John. He is pure professional with the heart and soul of an artist. He is also a truly decent person with whom it is a joy to work."

Dr. Ron Williamson
Archaeological Services Inc.


"John has a great eye: his images are always beautifully set up and lit. He’s meticulous. He takes the time to get each shot just right. Details clearly matter to him. He’s low key and thoughtful – a pleasure to work with."

Garth Norbraten Architect



Allegro Interiors

Andrew Jones Design

Archaeological Services Inc.

Garth Norbraten Architect

Gary Clement, artist

Goodall Integrated Design

Ontario Heritage Trust

Richard Mongiat, artist

Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science

WORKshop Inc.