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David Johnson

I am a commercial entertainment and editorial photographer and director. Distraction with the first camera my father gave me as a teenager led me to abandon a childhood dream of opening a balloon animai zoo so that I could pursue the world of portrait photography. Luckily, it’s ail I have ever done.

I’ve had the great opportunity to work with amazIng Creatlves at Fox BroadcastIng, Time Magazine, UBDO, Y&R, Grey Advertising, Edeiman, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Animai Planet, The Food Network, Atlanta Magazine, Portland Monthly, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fortune Small BusIness, Senior Market Advisor, Boomer Market Advisor, Benefits Selling, The Mullen Agency, and multiple record labels.

in that time, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Academy Award winning actors, Grammy Award winning musicians, noted authors, chefs, scientists, entrepreneurs, a Supreme Court Justice and even two Presidents of foreign countries.

I am no less passionate when I get to work with owners of small start-ups, people I meet on the street, the soon-to-be-celebrities, and the want-to-be celebrities. Everyone has a story, and I like to hear them ail.

I just like taking pictures. Why? Because I can’t write poems.

I also like making sIlkscreens of my photos. Why? Because it looks cool.

I have directed 2 short films, several music videos (on budgets that make shoestrings look rich), and often get tasked with combining a motion aspect to my still shoots. I have produced, directed and edited several multimedia featurettes, most recently a Behind the Scenes look at the photo shoot for Fox’s The Following.

I live in downtown Brooklyn and Los Angeles with photographer Natalie Braslngton and Emma, the wiggly pit bull.