Marshall, John

John Marshall is a professional photographer who gained national attention in 1980 when some of his images of Mount St. Helens after the eruption were published in National Geographic Magazine. Since then his photographs have appeared in dozens of nature and science publications including Time-Life Books, Sunset Magazine and Books, Smithsonian Guides and many others. Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company has published four books of his photography, three on Washington and one on Idaho, with over 100,000 copies sold to date. 

With a B.S. in Fishery Science, and a M.S. in Wildlife Resources, Marshall's photographs reflect his keen interest in the preservation of nature and the outdoors. Living in a rural area brought him in contact with agriculture which he has developed an interest in also. Marshall's experience in photography spans a period of time, from when film speeds were 25 and all settings had to be made manually, to the digital age. He incorporates the latest digital technology in to his work. In recent years, forest ecology and the interplay of forests, fires, and insects has drawn Marshall's attention. He regularly does contract work for the U.S. Forest Service. 

Marshall, his wife Leslie and family live in Wenatchee Washington on the east side of the Cascades Mountains. In his free time he enjoys canoeing, gardening, and time spent with his family. You may contact John Marshall at



The Pacific Northwest: Past, Present and Future, 5th Edition 

The Pacific Northwest: Past, Present and Future, 4th Edition

Washington: A State of Contrasts, 2nd Edition

Washington: A State of Contrasts, 1st Edition 

Washington: Past and Present