My name is John Downey. I was born in Illinois and moved to Florida when I was three. My heart and soul go to my two amazing kids Madison (The horse lover), and Michael (The Baseball player) that I love very much. I spend as much time as possible in the outdoors, hiking, and taking photographs of the beauty that mother nature has provided us with.  I received first place honors in the "people" category at the 2013 Florida Strawberry festival photography contest and placed fourth in voting in the 2013 National Parks photography contest. I love doing portraits, wildlife, and photographing cars and motorcycles on U.S. 421.  Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you enjoy my images as much as I have taking them. Please feel free to sign my guest list and contact me for a future shoot.