John Anthony Arcilla-Gutierrez

John A. Gutierrez, Self-Portrait (2018)

John A. Gutierrez, Self-Portrait (2018)


John A. Gutierrez photographs because he sees awesome splendor, that one could be describe as beauty, everywhere in the world. For John, it is an indescribable joy that arose through the realization that the grandeur of the world is found in every niche of life. We don’t have to look for it because it is always there. People can spend and entire lifetime searching the globe to enjoy a beautiful view for a fleeting moment, but that sensationalism is transitory and fades unless we remember that instance. If we start to see the entire world with awe we can start to live life with passion.


First you have to see the world...see the world as it is...
— Jiddu Krishnamurti