Johns primary interest remains in a life long investigation of a fine art based image making, changing materials and content whenever it seems appropriate.
For 20 years John worked with chemically altering silver prints to achieve patinas beyond toning, manifested in portraits, still lives, and landscapes. He is now discovering how digital technologies can address similar visual concerns in a way that is less toxic to the environment (and his body), photographing small plastic figures and manipulating the images in multiple ways. Questions are asked about what is new and what is historic and what is photographic.
John Carlanos photographs have been shown nationally and internationally since 1978.