Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Artist Series 2012 Stephen C Johnston

Continuing with The Artists Series 2012, it is my pleasure to introduce Stephen C Johnston, Fine Art Photographer. His work is truly incredible; having  been influenced by the likes of the great photographers  Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz.

Steve has been awarded Best of Show in the Kansas City Arts Commission Photography Competition. His work is included in both private and in corporate collections. Steve's work has also been shown and sold through the Nelson Gallery of Art in Kansas City, among other galleries mentioned below.


ASB Bridge



Steve, when did you first become interested in photography?

When I received a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas when I was 14 years old.  When I was about 40, I got very serious and attended KC Art Institute to study photography and design. ( He had also been involved in the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops)

Canyon Road Santa Fe



Do you have favorite subjects or favorite sites that you visit and photograph? 

I love interesting and beautiful landscapes, as well as architecture.  I have worked extensively along the California coastline, the deserts around Santa Fe and Taos, the Kansas Flint Hills, Washington DC, and of course Kansas City. 



DC The Illusion

What inspires you the most to go out with your camera and create artistic photography?

I love to capture an instant in time of something Mother Nature did, and how people have interacted with it.



La Jolla Point



One of my favorite of your works (which is in my art collection)  is a juxtaposition of parts of the Country Club Plaza here in Kansas City. How did that come about? 

That image is something I visualized early one Holiday season.  All three elements are icons of the Plaza.


Plaza Christmas



Steve do you have any upcoming exhibits or where have you shown your art recently?

My work has been shown recently at the Artists Coalition Gallery and Buttonwood Art Space in Kansas City and the Camera Obscura Gallery in Denver.  I am in a show of black and white works in March at the Western Wyandotte County Library.  I am working on other showings later in the year.

Big Sur


Thank you so much Steve for your insight into Fine Art Photography!  

You are very welcome.  I am honored that you would want my work to visit your site.  Thanks you very much.

San Francisco Bay
You can visit Steve's Art and see more unique expression of his visions at   Golden Light Photographic 

 Images and some text courtesy of Stephen C Johnston

Thank you to all of my friends and followers for participating with myself and the many Fine Artists in the Artists Series 2012.

I appreciate very much the comments you leave for these postings on my site!



xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena
 

46 comments:

Acquired Objects said...

I love Steve's black and white images at the ocean. Thank you for introducing him looks like the Kodak really paid off!

Enjoy your day!
XX
Debra~

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I always find it interesting to see the early influence of an artist ... a camera for Christmas. Good advice to parents to offer lots of interesting things to our kids.

Great work.

Fondly,
Glenda

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Wonderful images. My favorite medium, especially black and white.
Beautiful work - off to investigate more it now :)

Lost in Provence said...

Karena, I think that you know how much I love this series and this post is no exception. It is always wonderful to hear the reasoning behind the doing--merci!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

La Jolla Point is divine!

Ideezine said...

So glad there is lots to learn still with so many talented individuals out there living their passion.

La Petite Gallery said...

He is very talented,
Great photo's

yvonne

pretty pink tulips said...

Gorgeous photography! We're heading to DC in March so I love that image. And, I've always dreamed of going to Big Sur --- so that photo also speaks to my heart!!!

xo Elizabeth

designchic said...

Love learning of new talent and the black and white photography is gorgeous!!

Renée Finberg said...

Impressive interview.

xx

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Amazing Art and great blog!!

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Diana Mieczan said...

His work is breathtaking. I adore the SF image so much. Have a great Friday, darling.

French Basketeer.com said...

I love to hear more about these artists and the story behind their works....very inspiring, Karena!

annechovie said...

Amazing work! Love the La Jolla Point photo, esp.
Hope you have a nice wknd! xo

Taylor Greenwalt said...

He is so talented. I love his photography.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Great photos, he has a wonderful eye.
Karena, hope you're feeling better and healing.

5th and State said...

love steve's work karena, particularly the plaza at christmas!
xx
debra

Julie Khuu said...

Such gorgeous lines and artistic compositions...that bridge can totally inspire my next design!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such thoughtful comments, hope you’ll be back to see my latest designs!

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Hollister outlet said...

Amazing Art and great blog!Love learning of new talent and the black and white photography is gorgeous.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The seashore image is my favorite!

Thank you SO very much for your prayers my friend.

I'd love for you to pop by for a visit. I am hosting a $50 Kirklands Giftcard Giveaway.

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you girl for your beautiful visit to my $22.00 find, I am excited to see your finish piece!

Just remember when painting it "There are no mistakes in euro- chic-ness!" Flea market style :)
With your art talent it will no doubt amaze us :)

I love the Big Sur print its moves me :)

Have an inspiring week
xoxo
Dore

paris parfait said...

Really lovely work. Thanks for introducing us to Stephen's talent!

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Bring Pretty Back said...

I ma so amazed when people have wild talkent like this! It kinda makes me a bit envious!!!
To be so good at something... Great post!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Julie L. Light said...

It's always interesting to learn the backgrounds of an artist..thank you for sharing! I love the bridge photo...very beautiful.

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Just fantastic images! What a talented photographer! They're all so different. Another inspirational story!!

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Beautiful images of a talented artist. The photographs are wonderful.

Dee

My Notting Hill said...

DC The Illusion is an amazing image! Haven never seen the Lincoln Memorial captured that way. Thanks for sharing.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

What a talented artist. He is such a creative photographer.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hello Karena,
Beautiful photography. Glad to see it becoming a more respected art form.
Best to you,
Barbara

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VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hi dear Karena!

I´am a really big fan of proffessional photography....
These photos are SO full of power and just so good!

Thank you so much for you visit and your sweet comment by me:-)*

hugs,
***Violetta***

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Cheers, Karena! More beauty to start the day! :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Karena, I especially like the black and white images and my favorite is the one of DC. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sherry

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Hi Karen: We just got back from the Design Bloggers Conference in L.A. Hutton's house is the bomb, and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Eddie Ross said...

He does such amazing work. That photo of Big Sur is incredible. Thanks for sharing this.
xo E + J

annie said...

Very beautiful work! Hard to pick a favorite...but the ASB Bridge photo is amazing. It has so much texture and to see the city skyline...the more I look at it, the more I like it.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

You always expose us to such amazing talent. Thanks Karena. XO, Mona

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I have so much respect for photographers since starting my blog. It's not easy. Thank you for sharing this gifted artist.

Glamour Drops said...

Absolutely beautiful. I keep going back up to look at that image of the bridge, with the wonderful emphasis on the glorious rivets, capturing so brilliantly in black and white. Dramatic beauty!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I think this is a wonderful idea for a series. What incredible images.

blessings,
karianne

Alex said...

what great images! love the ones in SD -but, then again I'm partial!

Marlis said...

Love this artist's series. It's opened up a whole world of beauty to us.. thanks xo marlis

Millie said...

Love his work - big, bold, strong statement pieces! Thank you for your lovely message of support over at The Hedge Karena, most appreciated.
Millie xx

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