Welcome

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
John Lennon, “Beautiful Boy”
English singer-songwriter (1940 – 1980)


“every picture tells a story”
Rod Stewart
British singer-songwriter


I’m a photographer because it’s what I love doing. It’s my avocation as much or more so than my vocation. This is my art.¬†You can browse through all of my work in the Photo Galleries link. While I do love all sorts of photography at heart I’m a documentarian, I love a photograph that tells a story. Rod Stewart was right, every picture tells a story, at the same time, some stories are better than others. What I really want to do is photograph life and not be busy making other plans.

My favorite photographs are usually those where the subject isn’t paying attention to me. That’s why I love street photography and taking pictures of athletes. People that are busy doing what they are doing aren’t paying attention to me and my camera.

Of course, no matter what I say about my photography somewhere in my photographs you will find at least one that contradicts it all.

the photographic stylings of colin johnson