About John Beckett


John Beckett is a Creative Director & Photographer. He began his career as an illustrator and art director. It was his strongly developed skills in conception of ideas and composition that made the move into photography an easy transition.


He opened Beckett & Beckett Photography in the mid-70's with studios in Chicago and Milwaukee. The range of assignments included shooting fashion, hair, beauty and ad campaigns for many of the countries leading companies. Photo projects have taken him to some of the world's most exotic locations.

In the mid-90's he began shooting celebrities for magazines and advertising, including Oprah Winfrey, who personally selected John as the photographer for her Harpo Studios promotional campaign, and her cover shoot for USA Today Magazine. John speaks to professional photography organizations around the country and has taught various college courses in the creative arts.


With a move to Arizona John expanded his photography expertise to include shooting interiors, photo illustration, and human interest editorials for publications throughout the western United States. Through the work with many of the country's leading advertising agencies he has been the recipient of numerous awards including Addy's and Clio awards.

Beckett is well known for his calm, soft spoken manner on shoots. He is a cofounder of APA-Milwaukee.