John W.Pattison Photography.
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John W.Pattison was born in South Shields 64 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".
In May, 2021 he retired from his position of lead clinical nurse specialist in haematology at his local hospital, a place that established his cancer diagnosis in 1975 (his parents were told that John would NOT survive; yet forty-six years later here he is). 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 2018, 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 2022.
John is currently writing Children's fiction (ages 9+) in a series called 'The Adventures of Daniel and Papa'. The first will be published early 2021 and is called 'Strange Trips and Weird Adventures'. This publication will be followed by 'Blenkinsop Blabbermouth and the Fearsome Pirate' & 'The Fastest Water Pistol in Splodge City'.