John Regole

John’s journey to becoming a photographer was not linear. In high school, he signed up for a photography class to fulfill a requirement, shot on film for one semester, then put the camera down. Eight years later, he picked up a DSLR and the rest, as they say, is history. John fuels his creativity by constantly working to perfect his craft. He finds inspiration in walking the streets of Chicago, exploring new areas and taking “the scenic route” whenever he is out. Chicago’s rich heritage, evident in its people, neighborhoods, scenery and seasons, drives him to continue his explorations and celebrations of the city.

John typically shoots with a Nikon D810. His goal is straightforward: to capture a point in time using what’s available in that moment, looking for unique compositions and using light and shadow to the best advantage.

John’s Books

John's work is published in Trope Chicago, the first installment of the Trope City Edition series, a collection of urban and architectural photography books of cities around the world by today’s emerging photographers. Trope Chicago is comprised of 206 images from 27 independent photographers from Chicago and beyond.

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Five Minutes with John Regole

JOHN REGOLE is a Chicago based design engineer and self professed hobbyist photographer. John talks to Trope Publishing about his approach to photography and what inspires him to shoot. His work appears in the Trope Chicago Edition.

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