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John Minnicks did photography as a professional in Connecticut and on Madison Avenue in New York, for many years. In 2000, John moved to Asheville, North Carolina to slow down and detox from 1 Madison Avenue (his past studio life). The mountains of Western North Carolina provided the time and place for John to heal. Not only did he burn a trunk full of his portfolio, he started to invent, create, and develop cameras.
The Aero Liberator is John's vision to share his passion for great photography with the world. This incredible 4×5 camera is a work of art. John talks to each photographer to help them create the camera tailored just for them. These personalized cameras are being liberated throughout the world.
Please check out our gallery of photographers and testimonials. The inspiration was to have a camera that captured a creative look all its own. The pictures taken with Aero-liberator must be experienced. Please check our gallery of Aero-liberator photos. And, meet the crew behind their bespoke Aero Liberators
John also provides specialized services for vintage cameras. His fine attention to detail, sourcing of quality components and mastery of the technical aspects will help bring your cherished camera back to life and restore it's potential. All camera work is custom, so please email John, below, for more information.
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