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John Bates Press Releases

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After a distinguished career in law enforcement, John is now focused on his digital imaging career under the Due North Gallery banner.   This website was formed to showcase the wide array of digital imagery gleaned over the years as well as his historical restorations.   His self-illustrated articles have appeared in Nature Photographer, Trooper, and Super Models Unlimited magazines.   He has provided digital images for such world-class events as the Annual Woodward Dream Cruise (MI), the Gauley River Race (WV), and the Dayton Air Show (OH).   A diverse list of commercial clients...more
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Air Force Veteran Debuts Art On FAA

New Baltimore, MI - October 25th, 2019

After a distinguished career in law enforcement, Air Force veteran John Bates has realized a dream conceived in the mid-1970's when he first studied wildlife photography at Texas A&M University - to have his own gallery that showcases his creative works. Two things have contributed to this culmination of decades of work - being an "empty nester" and the advent of the Internet. Never one to shy from technology, Mr. Bates embraced digital photography from its infancy and is now a sought-after digital imagery specialist, even as he scours the countryside for compelling images. His commercial works include such prestigious events as the Dayton Air Show (OH), the annual Woodward Dream Cruise (MI), and the Gauley River Race (WV). In 2005, John was one of a handful of photojournalists chosen to document the Iraq free elections in Michigan, and his illustrated articles have appeared in magazines...