John L. Krauss

Photography is my avocation, especially when I travel. These photographs reflect my curiosity about life and nature. I try to look for the unusual in the ordinary faces that pass us each day or landscapes we look upon. I especially enjoy using natural light to capture the moment.

My interest in photography dates back to the 60’s when I was photo editor for a high school newspaper and year book. Seven years ago, I made the transition to digital work and have attended five different photography courses around the country and overseas. There I have come to enjoy the camaraderie of learning from other photographers who seek to perfect their skills.

Krauss is an Indianapolis attorney/mediator, an emeritus professor at IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and on the faculty of the IU McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis.\\

Contact me at: [email protected]

Critique by Steve Mannheimer MFA, studio artist and university professor. Mannheimer has been an art journalist, writing a weekly column on art and architecture for The Indianapolis Star for nearly 20 years, Steve reviewed my work and offered his comments in the Guest Book Section. Push the +- symbol to the right if the critique isn't showing.

Published Photography: Maine Frame, Maine Media Workshops, Blurb Publishing, San Francisco, 2009;
Best of Photography 2012, Photography Forum Magazine and Sigma, Serbin Communications, to be published December 2012

Corporate Collections: Hoover Hull LLP, Indianapolis; Indiana Supreme Court; Patachou Cafe, Indianapolis; US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis; Indiana; Landmarks Foundation, Indianapolis; Lilly Endowment; Ice Miller LLP; Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Krieg DeVault LLP; Stewart & Irwin, P.C;, Betz & Blevins; Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC; Lewis Wagner LLP.

Private Collections: Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC, New Hampshire, Texas

Photo Note Cards containing 12 different scenes from my Indiana Supreme Court and 12 from the US District Court - Southern District of Indiana series are for sale by the Indiana Historical Society. See and

Alfredo Falvo, an Italian professional photographer now based in London, featured two of my photographs on his web site: Alfred shoots for Magnum Photo all over the world. He was my private teacher on a trip to Tuscany, Italy in 2012.

Photography Competitions and Shows:

2015-2016  Exhibit – Patachou Cafe– 49th St. and Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis - December 2015 - January 2016

2015 Exhibit – Patachou Cafe– 49th St. and Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis - February ~ March 2015

2014 Exhibit – Hubbard and Cravens Coffee Cafe, In Broad Ripple, 6229 Carrollton Ave, Indianapolis. January 1, 2014 – January 31, 2014

2013 Exhibit - Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis. June 3, 2013 – August 3, 2013

2012-13 Exhibit – Patachou Cafe Downtown– 225 West Washington St., Indianapolis (Simon Hdq,) December 2012 - January 2013.

2012 Exhibit – Chase/JP Morgan Bank Tower – Bridge Gallery on the second floor connecting the Tower and Monument Circle buildings September 2012, Indianapolis

2012 Exhibit featured in IU Herron School of Art and Design – Indy Collects – Marsh Gallery, Indianapolis, June 15 – July 26, 2012.

2012 Showing in Juried exhibition- ABSTRACTS - 1650 Gallery, Los Angles.

2011 First Place "Relationships" New Beginngs Photo Contest spronsored by PDN and Rangefinder magazines - Three Ladies and Fidel.
Published in the June 2012 edition of Rangefinder Magazine

2011 Honeywell Center Photography Show, Wabash, IN, Over 250 entries and 65 were selected for the show.
Three Ladies and Fidel won 2nd place in the color competition
Desire was also selected for participation in the show

2010 Honeywell Center Photography Show, Wabash, IN, Over 360 entries and 81 were selected for the show.
The Hull won 2nd place in color competition
Open Arms of Santa Fe (black and white) was also selected for participation in the show.

2010 Images of Nature Competition. Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis.
Colorado Columbine --Third Place
Open Arms to Santa Fe – Third Place
The Falls - Honorable Mention

2010 Fall Digital Competition – Rivera Photography Club, Indianapolis
Ripples at Crystal Lake – Meritorious Award
Brushes – Meritorious Award
The Hull – Special Merit Award

2011 The Anderson Center for the Arts – In Focus Photography Show, Anderson, IN
There were 167 entries and 90 were selected for the show.
Ripples at Crystal Lake – Honorable Mention – Nature
Open Arms of Santa Fe, The Five Robes, Brushes, were also selected for the show

Photography Exhibitions:

Cafe Patachou, 49th and Pennsylvania Streets, Indianapolis, February ~ March, 2015
Cafe Patachou, 49th and Pennsylvania Streets, Indianapolis, April ~ May, 2012
Cafe Zupa, 320 North Meridian St. - Dec. 17th, 2011 ~ Feb. 18th, 2012
Cafe Patachou, 126th and Gray Road, Caremel, IN, August ~ September, 2011
Chamber of Commerce Bldg Lobby, 320 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, July ~ August, 2011
LuLu's Electric Cafe, 86th and Ditch Road, Indianapolis, February, 2011
Mid Day Cafe, 86th and Moller Road, Indianapolis, January 2011
A King’s Art Studio and Gallery, Zionsville, IN, January ~ June 2011
Holiday Park – Nature Center, Indianapolis, November ~ December 2010
Integrative Health Specialists of Indiana, Indianapolis, October ~ November 2010
Cafe Patachou, 49th and Pennsylvania Streets, Indianapolis, August ~ September, 2010