Jennifer John is an art historian, Mayanist and photographer. Her PhD, from University College London, examined Postclassic Maya ceramic iconography at Lamanai, Belize. Alexander John is a medical doctor who also trained in London, he is also an artist and student of anthropology.
For the last ten years they have lived on small islands off the coast of Australia, where they have conducted their research. In 2015 they adventured through Central America with their three daughters, searching for and photographing ancient Maya animations presented in their book Maya Gods of Time and on their website www.mayagodsoftime.com.