John Reasoner


Senior Photojournalist

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I work: at Renewal Technologies Inc. in Leslie, MI. We specialize in stamping and forging press repair.

I enjoy: Family, music and auto racing

Goals/Dreams: Goal – To be respected in the industry for my contributions to the entertainment business. Dream -To have a photo of mine appear on the cover of the Rolling Stone Magazine.

Tell us about your style, and what you contribute to Splice that makes you unique
Hopefully with my years of experience covering the music and making contacts throughout the industry to be able to help Splice Magazine be a respected media outlet.

Splice (Bucket) List: Ones I haven’t covered already. It doesn’t so much matter as I am focused on the job while I am there that it wouldn’t so much sink in until after the job was finished and you missed the experience. If I did have to choose one it would be either George Strait or Garth Brooks.

Guilty Pleasures: Mountain Dew, Chocolate and shopping for more photo gear.

The first album I ever owned was: Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA

My first concert was: Larry Denham at the Beech Bend amusement park in Bowling Green, KY 1975

The last concert I attended was: Miranda Lambert/Jon Pardi in Cleveland after a miscommunication over credentials.

If I could have attended any concert in history, I’d go back in time and see: a Keith Whitley show, Garth Brooks in Central Park or George Strait’s farewell show.

What is your favorite non-photography activity? Spending time with my family or being at a race track.

What was the first concert you photographed? My first credentialed concert was The Muzik Mafia (Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy and Gretchen Wilson) with Annabelle Road at Val Du Lakes in Mears, MI in 2011

If you could photograph any concert in history, what would it be? A Keith Whitley show, Garth Brooks in Texas Stadium or George Strait’s farewell show.

What was the first concert you reviewed? Saving Abel at the Token Lounge in Westland, MI

My favorite TV show is: Nashville

My favorite website is: &

My favorite food is: Mashed potatoes and gravy

Five items that are always in your refrigerator: Mountain Dew, Red Bull Energy Drink, Cranberry Juice, Pizza Rolls and Chicken Tenders

My most treasured possession is: My computer and camera gear.

My biggest pet peeve is: childish behavior by photographers while attending an event

My favorite place in the world is: The beach

An interesting fact about me that people don’t expect is: I am a perfectionist and I will not be happy until it is to the best of my ability

My crush is: Jana Kramer, Lindsay Ell and Carly Pearce. Oh….and my wife.

When you’re not photographing great concerts, writing about them, interviewing artists, doing album reviews… what can we find you doing? Spending time with my family.

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last updated: 03/2018


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