This exhibition is the first installment of a gathering of photographs by Stephen Johnson of work made during the last 5 years. This first exhibition is drawn exclusively from his work with Canon dSLR systems. The grouping is called Exquisite Earth and is meant to convey his deep appreciation for this extraordinary planet we call home. I hope you enjoy the collection.
With a New Eye
"With a New Eye" is a digital photographic survey of selected American National Parks from 1994 through 2006. The project employs a BetterLight and modified Dicomed digital insert, a Sinar-X 4x5 camera, and the Macintosh PowerBook540c through MacBook Pro for completely portable digital photography of very high quality. The camera is capable of color, black and white, and infrared photographs of extremely high resolution and dynamic range (6000x8000 pixels, 140MB files with more than 11 stops of exposure latitude).
The Great Central Valley Project (1982-1985)
An exhibit and book using landscape photography to examine this dramatically human-altered agricultural heartland of California. Editor and Designer of book published by University of California Press in 1993.
At Mono Lake (1978-1984)
A touring exhibit and book with work by 48 photographers spanning 110 years of photography of eastern Califorina's Mono Lake. Curated with Al Weber and Don Worth.
Rock and Roll
A series of photographs from the 1970's and now restarted digitally in 2005.
An exploration of constructed icons on the western landscape that symbolize our attitudes toward land use and the culture of the west.
Color Pastel Abstracts
An extensive body of work recorded for their pastel color and abstract design qualities.
Early experimentations with the new possibilities of computer composited images in the late 1980s.
Glass Plate Project Frank Day Robinson Restorations
The digital scanning, restoration and archiving of 600 glass-plate negatives circa 1915-1925 from the Merced County region of Central California.
A portfolio of portrait photography.