Jeff Johnson, M. Photog., Cr., CPP, Fellow – PPColorado
2017 Visions of Light Show Judge
“Images from The Soul”
ARTIST STATEMENT: Fine Art photography has been the very passion of my life. I’ve been fortunate to make a living doing what I genuinely love. From creating timeless portraits of children & families, to capturing the spirit & emotion of a wedding, this has truly been a rewarding career. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Spending time in the “creative process” of capturing a fine art image, whether it is with Mother Nature or Mankind can be a very spiritual experience. I’ve realized that my deepest desire is in the challenge of creating a visual impression of a mere moment in time. More than just an image of pleasing composition, but one that inspires, one that will spark an emotion and stimulate the viewer’s senses.
Each of my images has it’s own story infused with my emotions and memories. Yet my hope is that each image will evoke an emotion, trigger a memory or inspire you in some way that creates or defines your own stories of my imagery. I trust that as you enjoy each image they become a part of your soul as they have mine.
“Images from The Soul” is more than a conceptual description of my fine art photographic collections. Each image is an expression of what I was feeling or experiencing at that moment, deep within my soul. Please enjoy my imagery at jeffjohnsonfineart.com.
BIO: Jeff Johnson was born and raised in the world of photography. His parents had a very successful portrait studio for over fifty years in Rockford, IL. Having been a professional photographer for over 38 years himself, Jeff has earned the Degrees of Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer from the Professional Photographers of America. He has also been honored with three Fellowship Degrees from the Professional Photographers of Colorado. He has earned the distinction of Colorado Master Photographer of the Year six of the last ten years. He received the prestigious PPA National Award in 2011 for his continuous contribution and service to the photography industry. He also received prestigious The Colorado Award, similar to the National Award, in 2013. Jeff has also been honored with several Loan Collection selections thru PPA’s International Image Competition. He was a two-term President for the Professional Photographers of Colorado, 2008-09 & 2009-10. He is also owner, guide and chief instigator for Soul Road Trips, a photographic adventure company.
You can spend a day or two, three or four days with Jeff on one of his photographic workshops and road trips at various locations around the US including Colorado, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Death Valley, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks . . . and many more locations and now including Cuba. These workshops include hands-on photography and classroom opportunities.
Find out more at soulroadtrips.com.