John Sterling Ruth
John Sterling Ruth is widely recognized as one of the top commercial photographers in the United States.
He opened his studio over 20 years ago and currently produces a wide range of high-end photography and video that unleashes the creative potential of his clients’ brands.
From magazines to billboards and wall murals, John’s iconic images have been featured in product advertisements worldwide. His innovative approach shapes even the most ordinary subjects into compelling works of art.
John’s work has been celebrated within the marketing industry with awards, including the American Advertising Federation’s ADDY®.
What's in My Bag?
- Black OM-D E-M1 with HLD-7
- M.Zuiko 17mm with LH-48B Lens Hood
- M.Zuiko 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ
- OM-D E-M5
- M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
- TOUGH TG-3
- MC-14 Teleconverter
- M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8
Outside of his photography, John is most passionate about fast cars and vintage motorcycles. As a photographer with precious little spare time, John has brought his love for antique motorcycles physically into the studio, which houses a world-class collection that he enjoys right from his desk!
The OM-D E-M5 is John’s favorite Olympus camera. He finds its image quality and portability ideal for shooting in difficult conditions, like when he is hanging out of a moving vehicle to capture a dynamic shot. “It’s a struggle to get into tight spots with big, heavy equipment,” John explains. “I like the OM-D E-M5 because of the freedom of movement that I can maintain while using it.”
The Olympus Visionary Program is Olympus Imaging America Inc.’s official program for professional and emerging photographers. Its mission is to define the state of digital imaging for professional and advanced consumer audiences, and to promote both the individual photographer and Olympus’ highly-regarded and widely-acclaimed digital camera systems.
Olympus Visionaries are established, award-winning professional photographers who travel the world with Olympus products to capture life’s beauty and splendor. The elite members of the program include several Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, as well as artists whose careers have included assignments around the globe.