Originally from the countryside near Oxford, Tom Johnson began his career assisting Magnum photographers such as Jim Goldberg and Alessandra Sainguinetti. The heart of his practice revolves around a celebratory, sensitive approach to his subjects and the environments that he is shooting. Johnson works by creating authentic environments where people’s unique stories can be told through imagery, and holds exploration and storytelling as central pillars of his practice. His images will often make use of dynamic movement and energy. The result is a body of work that centres people - individuals and communities in all their forms. His careful use of colour and composition combine to create imagery that is delicately crafted, while still resolutely authentic.
Johnson is based in London. He contributes to publications including Re-Edition, The Face and Vogue France. His commercial clients include campaigns for Hermès, Kenzo, Churches, Zara and Burberry.
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