Gallery 1001 is excited to participate in June Aviation Month with photographer John Gabor. During June there will be an air show and other aviation exhibits in south central Kansas. The Gallery open house for John Gabor is from 5 to 7 p.m. June 7.
John’s love for aviation began when he was young and his father, a maintenance technician in the U.S. Air Force, sat him in an A-7D Corsair II.
John’s interest in photography began at the age of 15 when he was given his first SLR camera (a Canon T50) for taking photos of aircraft. John now exclusively uses Canon DSLRs with a range of Canon, Sigma and Tamron lenses.
Throughout his travels, John has had the pleasure of conducting air to air photography with the Commemorative Air Force’s Tora, Tora, Tora Group and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. John has also captured air to air images of F-4, F-16, B-1, B-52, AC-130, KC-10, and C-141 aircraft and has photographed the U.S. Army Golden Knights from their jump aircraft.
His photos have graced the covers of Air Britain News magazine and Aviation News Magazine. His photos can also be seen between the pages of Air Britain Newsmagazine, Air International, Combat Aircraft Magazine, Aircraft Illustrated, AirForces Magazine, and in “The Viper Story, Part I: F-16s of the Air National Guard” and “Post World War II MiG Killers.”
During his time as a photojournalist, John has visited two active duty front line aircraft carriers of the U.S. Navy at sea as they were working up prior to combat deployments. He has attended more than a dozen Red Flag exercises in Las Vegas, Nev., and Eielson AFB, Alaska.
John’s aviation images have been displayed in several photo exhibitions and trade shows. He has been not only a photographer but also a writer. His latest article, “Hawgsmoke 2018,” can be found in the January 2019 issue of Aviation News Magazine. John’s work can also be found on multiple social media outlets around the world.
He is co-owner of Air Capital Images, a group of aviation photographers based in Wichita, who share their aviation images from their travels around the world.
Since 1996, he has been an employee of Textron Aviation (formerly Cessna Aircraft), where he is a manufacturing engineer.