General info
Photo Editor
New York, NY
John Toolan is the photo director at Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines. John's been working in photography and publications since high school, and loves the job just as much now as he did then. John's priorities are working hard, laughing frequently, and taking pride in a job well done. Also, he can shoot rubber bands remarkably well.​
Long-Term Clients
New York, NY
Aug 2011 - Present
Photography Director
Field & Stream/Outdoor Life
Photography director for both Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines.
New York, NY
Jan 2010 - Jul 2011
Freelance Photo Editor
Produced covers, feature shoots and research for celebrity stories.
New York, NY
Aug 2007 - May 2009
Deputy Photo Editor/Contributing Senior Photo Editor
Conde Nast Portfolio
Managed a staff of eight, produced cover and feature shoots, conducted research, managed budgets.
New York, NY
Dec 2005 - Aug 2006
Contributing Photo Editor
Men's Health
Produced cover and feature shoots, managed front-of-the book sections.
New York, NY
Dec 1997 - Jan 2005
Deputy Photo Editor
ESPN The Magazine
Managed a staff of six, produced cover and feature shoots, handled research, managed budgets, worked on front-of-the book sections and back page photo illustrations.
New York, NY
Jun 1996 - Nov 1997
Assistant Photo Editor
Produced feature shoots, handled research.
Freelance Clients
Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Fortune, Maxim, Men's Fitness, Life, Time Inc. Content Solutions, Story Worldwide
New York, NY
Sep 1995 - May 1996
MS Journalism
Columbia University
New York, NY
Sep 1994 - May 1995
MA Studio Art/Photography
New York University
Washington, DC
Sep 1987 - May 1991
BA English
Georgetown University