Photography Sam Johnson photographs the beauty of ordinary things

Sam Johnson photographs the beauty of ordinary things

Federica Cimorelli

Sam Johnson is a young Australian photographer who finds beauty in the ordinary. His portfolio is an assemblage of visual memories, a rich archive of living and silent everyday atmospheres.

For a long time I have been a firm believer in making photographs within the familiarity of your own world, seeking beauty within your common surroundings and not longing for something more: An idea which is creatively liberating yet generally grappled with by the majority. In my eyes, the ability to create something from a perceived nothing is a skill employed by the most illustrious photographers and one that I am continually trying to achieve.”

Inspired by the colourful and surreal work of Kanghee Kim, Sam Johnson photographs the familiarity of his world, attempts to interpret his surroundings and creates an open narrative.
His photographs deal with themes of escape, fantasy and dream. They are magical and mysterious images.

See a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and visit his personal website.

Written by Federica Cimorelli
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