John Orcutt is a fine art nature photographer and an avid outdoor enthusiast. Following a distinguished career as an architect, he has pursued his interest in creating an awareness of the necessity for active preservation of fragile places. Through his photographic images, he expresses the inherent beauty of areas endangered by easy public access and frequent visitation. Orcutt aspires to foster in our collective consciousness the need to tread softly on our natural heritage. His work is a call for us all to participate in the act of preservation.
Orcutt’s work has been exhibited widely and is in many public and private collections. He lives with his wife and long time collaborator, Cynthia, a landscape architect, in Kingfield, Maine. Together they keep the Schoolhouse Gallery which features their nature photography as well as other local fine art. Orcutt is a member of the Board of Directors of two Maine non-profit organizations, the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation and the Western Mountains Foundation.