Doug Johnson (American)
Born 1949, Green Bay, WI
Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN
As a student Doug Johnson was primarily a painter but later focused on creative writing. Returning to visual work, he first concentrated on mixed media on paper and then color photography.
Johnson says, I enjoy the active nature of photography, the pleasures of the hunt for the image, as opposed to the "artist in his studio" scenario. Recent work involves cityscapes or street scenes revealing a fascination with the interplay of natural and artificial light, reflections, and the juxtaposition of structural and free-flowing elements. I love the way light bounces around inside a city.
Doug Johnson has recently been active exhibiting photographs of reflective atmospheric phenomena that are caught as a result of his day-and-night bicycle tours of the Twin Cities’ downtowns.