Fri, Dec 01|
First Friday Art Show
Featured artist John Gafford
Time & Location
Dec 01, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Sedona, 431 AZ-179 Suite A6, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
About the Event
Sedona photographer John Gafford long ago mastered the power of still images to tell stories, capture
moods, and show the beauty of the world around us. He then moved on to embrace more sophisticated
imaging methods like timelapse photography, panoramas, and perhaps his most advanced pursuit yet,
which he calls “vertoramas”.
As the honored guest artist of the Sedona Renegades Artist Group, John will be showing an attractive
sampling of his elegant images during December in the Renegades’ gallery at the Sedona Center for
Harmony and Enrichment in Hozho Center.
John, along with the Renegades, will be on hand at the venue’s First Friday reception on December 1
from 5-7:30 PM, and the public is cordially invited to meet the artists and enjoy their latest creations.
John describes a vertorama as an intricate indoor panorama made from a 180° series of photos captured
from the floor through the ceiling and ending at the opposite horizon. He assembles the series into a
single, dazzling, high resolution photo using specialized panorama software.
John for years has been using these methods to create stunning interior images of cathedrals, mansions,
and other historic buildings, and he has traveled internationally to find the most magnificent settings for
this work. He has chosen an eye-catching selection of his favorite vertoramas to showcase in his display.
John’s photos have won numerous awards in camera club and regional competitions, and one of his
images was awarded an honorable mention in the Arizona Highways Photo Contest. In addition, one of
his images was recognized in the top 100 of the 2023 Epson International Panorama Awards. John’s work
has also been displayed in a number of exhibitions sponsored by the Sedona Camera Club in and around
For more information, contact Jim Peterson at 602-828-7407 or
Tatia Fick at (928) 554-1951.