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Joe Johnson

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Joe Johnson

American

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Joe Johnson’s photographs are highly evocative and atmospheric renderings of his surroundings. His “Local Weather” series captures mostly barren Midwestern landscapes scattered with small buildings, the photographs’ washed-out effects drawing attention to the minutiae visible within. Using a field camera and color sheet film, Johnson employs his understanding of long exposures and natural light to striking effect. His images operate between two extremes: in snowy landscapes, the photographs are flooded with whiteness, while his nightscapes are shrouded in a deep darkness with scant sources of light. Johnson does not manipulate the images, but rather captures dramatic scenes in the natural environment around him.

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Joe Johnson’s photographs are highly evocative and atmospheric renderings of his surroundings. His “Local Weather” series captures mostly barren Midwestern landscapes scattered with small buildings, the photographs’ washed-out effects drawing attention to the minutiae visible within. Using a field camera and color sheet film, Johnson employs his understanding of long exposures and natural light to striking effect. His images operate between two extremes: in snowy landscapes, the photographs are flooded with whiteness, while his nightscapes are shrouded in a deep darkness with scant sources of light. Johnson does not manipulate the images, but rather captures dramatic scenes in the natural environment around him.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America