BORN TO SHOOT THE WORLD AROUND HIM

Tom Johnson was born a photographer. His mother denied it, but I am certain he arrived with his Nikon in his hand. An ardent student of life and nature, his camera became a lens on life. Vietnam in the 1960s offered the backdrop for Tom, an Army recruit, to observe, learn and explore a world torn asunder by war and a people determined to preserve their culture. College offered another opportunity to explore the world through a lens. As a working Geotechnical Engineer, Tom saw the raw, untamed world through intrinsically disciplined, well-trained eyes. Through the 1950s, Vietnam and the turbulent 60s, across the United States, Mexico, Africa, and the Philippines, Tom captured life and times. A million photographs later, he’s added insight to the gear and years. Many take photographs, Tom captures the art and soul of life. Light and form free the mind to take flight and find meaning. Welcome to the World of Thomas Edwin Johnson Photography. Tom can be contacted here.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
ANSEL ADAMS
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
ERNST HASS
“Black and white are the colors of photography. They symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is subjected.”
ROBERT FRANK