Fall, 2014; a perfect time to spend a month in the Rocky Mountains. At that time of year there was ample snow in the upper elevations making for stunning backdrops. And since the lower elevations were relatively mild, getting around was not too difficulty.
The photographs in this gallery primarily were taken in the areas around Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Canmore Alberta. Since the journey ended with a few days in Glacier Park, Montana, there are a few of those images included as well.
This past September I was privileged to spend a month in Newfoundland. The photographic opportunities were endless as I believe will be evident to all who view this gallery. But, beyond that, the trip was outstanding for the warmth and hospitality of the people. In every community I visited, and there were many, I came away with the sense of having just made a new friend. Unless experienced firsthand it would be difficult, if not impossible to understand what the heart and soul of a Newfoundland community is like. It truly was a breath of fresh air to understand that people can still feel that closely aligned with a sense of community and a sense of pride which is based not on materiality but, instead, on where one is from.
In the course of a single month I was only able to tour the southern portion of the province although I visited every outport community which could possibly be reached by car. I am excitedly anticipating a return visit to complete my explorations!!
This gallery contains those works recently exhibited at the Longboat Key Art Center, Florida The overall theme for this exhibit was "Journeys in Fine Art". To that end, when selecting pieces for exhibiting, I chose photographs taken from both around the world as well as right here at home. It was my intent to showcase these "journeys" in a different light; not simply as a recounting of travels but instead as opportunities to explore and to interpret the world in a different way.
I present these images not as travel photography but, instead, as examples of artistically rendered pieces. Many of them are recognizable due to their content, many are not. However these images are more about design and less about content. In addition to showing a distinct sense of place they also are imbued with artistic principles which place them in the category of fine art.
It is my hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did creating them.
This gallery iincludes all the images included in my newest book, "The Premier Collection, Volume II". The majority of pieces displayed here were exhibited at my recent Solo Photography Show at the Venice Art Center in Venice Florida as well as those which will be featured in my upcoming show and the Longboat Key Art Center in April. The focus of this collection is on those works created in the past 24 months although there are some old favorites as well.
The Oaks Club is a special place for all those who call it "home". In this collection James Johnson presents a series of images which uniquely capture the essence of the Oaks; a "Sense of Place".
His golf course photography will take you on a journey through the entirety of both courses and the club's practice facilities, including images from places which may well make even the most savvy member ask "Where is this?". While primarily a book about golf at The Oaks, there are also many images included from other special places on The Oaks' property.
Please enjoy the journey!
This gallery represents a collection of my best fine art work to date. Here you will find all the photos included in my newest coffee table book "The Premier Collection Volume I" which is now available. Included are both color and black and white works. Please contact me if you are interested in acquiring a copy.
In addition to the photographs I have included brief comments sharing some of my feelings on each work. It is my hope you will find these both informative and interesting.
Please enjoy and feel free to comment on your visit!
The image Venice brings to most people's mind is one of romantic waterways, quaint bridges, gondoliers and no cars. However, amongst many it is just as well known for an event which takes place every mid-winter; Carnivale time! It is a time when folks from all over the world descend on the city to party and to dress in very elaborate costumes. The images in this gallery capture much of the essence of this fascinating festival.
The Florida Evergaldes, the "River of Grass" is a very special place. It is a story of water, grasses, mangroves, cypress trees, bromeliads, orchids and other vegetation to diverse to imagine. It is home to wildlife, both avian and aquatic, including, of course, alligators. The photographs in this gallery convey much of the essence of this unique landscape and the wide variety of life it supports.
The mountains of Colorado are home to some of the most majestic landscapes in North America. In this gallery you will find images of Independence Pass (12,000 ft. above sea level), the famous "Maroon Bells", stunning displays of wildflowers, landscapes of the Rocky Mountain National Park and many types of wildlife. Please enjoy the journey!
A visit to the fishing villages of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Acadia National Park is an invitation to go back in time. They represent an era when things were simpler; when a living and a lifetime could be made from fishing and the Sea was king. It is a land of infinite varieties of color, of fishing trawlers and of lobster traps. The photos in this gallery will give the viewers a sense of many of the wonders of this region.
San Miguel de Allende is a multi-cultural city northwest of Mexico city. It is a city founded on arts and culture and is home to a large number of ex-pats from the US, Canada and Europe. It is a vibrant city, rich in Mexican histroy and culture but indeniably influenced by outsiders, many of whom have chosen to make San Miguel their permanent home. The photogtraphs in this gallery will give the viewer an indelible impression of this culture as well as an introduction to the "Day of the Dead" celebration. This is a truly unique oportunity to experience some of th best Mexico has to offer.
The Galapagos Islands are situated on the equator, just of the coast of Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean. Unspoiled and substantially uninhabited, they posess an amazing beauty where nature has been allowed to evolve naturally. This is the region which inspired Charles Darwin to develop his theories of evolution! The wildlife here is unafraid of human life resulting in an incredible opportunity to be observed and photographed up-close and natural. The photos in this gallery are but a small sampling of the wonders of this amazing place.