Fine art photographer JW Johnston says he’s “branding-averse.” His bodies of work range from representational natural landscapes to abstracts of form and texture. There's one commonality throughout: an exploration of the beautiful and the extraordinary in "the everyday."
His newest, most autobiographical, project - "Home Body" - explores "imprints of time and family" on his boyhood home in the small upstate village of Whitney Point, NY. Johnston and his wife, Sharon Ball, moved back there in 2003.
Johnston‘s work has been exhibited in solo shows at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts and Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery, both in Binghamton, NY. Other exhibitions include: two Southern Tier Biennials, Olean, NY, and PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. Johnston’s photographs have appeared in Black and White and Outdoor Photographer magazines. His prints are held in private and institutional collections.
Johnston left a successful broadcast journalism career of nearly 20 years to become a photographer. He has been an adjunct photography instructor at SUNY Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY, since 2005. He also conducts independent workshops.