At the age of 2 John DeGarmo attended his first race. Supported by a father who shared a passion for photography and racing John began his photography career at the age of 10 at the 1965 12 Hours of Sebring. By the time John began attending Germain School of Photography in New York he was being regularly published in such prestigious publications as The New York Times and Newsday. Then in 1974 his work during the F1 Grand Prix at Watkins Glen caught the attention of Formula Magazine and he was offered a fulltime staff photographer position.
For the next three decades his work appeared in Formula, Racecar, Sport Magazine, Autoweek, On Track as well as several books and local newspapers. His latest published work was an article he was asked to write for Autoweek called “Generations of Images” which is dedicated to his late father and their racing relationship. Although he still shoots the occasional race, his primary photography now is centered on children, mainly with New York City and Long Island schools. John currently lives on Long Island with his wife Cathy