Alumnus John Sexton’s Photograph Featured in Apple’s New iPhone, iPad Software

a photograph showing alumnus John Sexton's iOS7 wallpaper photograph.

Alumnus John Sexton — who worked for famed photographer Ansel Adams — has one of his own photographs featured in the new software running Apple iPhone and iPad.

Published: Sep 23, 2013 | @Cypress Online
John Sexton is one of Cypress College’s most-successful alumni. After all, the man is trusted to print Ansel Adams’ prized collection of photographs. Having his own photograph included in Apple’s iOS is just plain cool, though.

The operating system, which was released on Wednesday, offers Sexton’s image of Tenaya Lake as one of the default wallpaper options.

“If you have an Apple iOS device running iOS 7 you have a limited edition image 1/250,000,000!” Sexton wrote to friends on his Facebook page.

Sexton is best known for his luminous, quiet, black and white photographs of the natural environment. At Cypress College, he studied with professors David F. Drake and Marshall LaCour, graduating with honors and transferring to Chapman University, where he graduated cum laude.

Sexton worked as both Technical and Photographic Assistant, and then Technical Consultant, to Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1984. Following Mr. Adams’ death Sexton served as Photographic Special Projects Consultant to The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. From 1985 to 1993 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of The Friends of Photography.

Today, he is Director of the John Sexton Photography Workshops program, and teaches numerous photography workshops each year for other programs in the United States and abroad. Sexton’s photographs are included in permanent collections, exhibitions, and publications throughout the world, and have been featured on the CBS Sunday Morning show, and on the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour. Bank of America, General Motors, and Eastman Kodak Company have used his photographs in national advertising campaigns. His photographs also have been featured in periodicals such as: Time, Life, American Photo, and Popular Photography.

Posted by Marc S. Posner
September 23, 2013 — 6:34 p.m.