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Sunrise behind Souter..
John W.Pattison Photography.
John W.Pattison was born in South Shields 63 years ago, he has lived most of his life in this wonderful seaside town. His photographic passions includes photographing Native Americans, but importantly, he particularly enjoys photographing in and around his beloved South Shields.
John is a passionate and dedicated Newcastle United supporter, however, there is little doubt that the crucial hinge in John's life is his beautiful wife (June) and his family. "NOTHING is more important than family".
Currently he is employed as a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Haematology at his local hospital, a place that established his cancer diagnosis in 1975 (presently, he is one of the longest surviving cancer patients in the UK at 45 years post diagnosis). He wrote the highly acclaimed 'A Love Affair with Cancer' to offer hope and inspiration to not just someone with a cancer diagnosis, but for anyone in society. The book was self-funded and currently is a not-for profit project, so please feel free to check it out:-
During what clearly was a challenge to his mortality, John read 'Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee', a history of the Native Americans and found inspiration like never before. He has made the pilgrimage to Wounded Knee in South Dakota on many occasions such is his respect for the native people. In May last year, John spent four days on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as a guest of the Oglala Lakota. Currently he is available to deliver a talk on his experience on the reservation. He has a return trip planned for 2021.
John is currently writing Children's fiction (ages 7 to 12) in a series called 'The Adventures of Daniel and Papa'. The first will be published early 2021 and is called 'Did I Ever Tell You When?' This publication will be followed by 'Captain Broderick McCaffery' & 'The Not So Wild West'.