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Artist of the Month

Stephanie Johnson

Come to our Gallery Lounge on Friday, March 15th from 6-8 to meet Stephanie and to get 20% off all of her artwork!

I’m an abstract ICM (intentional camera movement) and landscape photographer, who has a strong connection to the natural world, and I have a passion for capturing the natural fluidity of the world through my imagery. I bring an inter-connected and intuitive approach to my images and photography-as-art to capture not just frozen moments in time, but to capture the essence of that which IS nature. As such, my personal vision is one that integrates creativity in the field with ethical behavior toward the natural environment.

The beauty of life for me is that we can look out through the lens of our physical eyes and see a clear, focused vision of the world around us. But, we can also look out through the lens of our inner eyes (the heart, soul, spirit, whatever you want to call it) and see impressions of the world around us that are unique to each of us in individual ways.

My goal is to capture the world around me in clear, focused ways through traditional landscape photography, but also to create more abstract impressions of the world which will allow for individual interpretation by the viewer.

I’ve had images published in numerous publications, including two Irish Light books in Ireland, the inaugural issue of League Magazine in Canada, the Astronomy Ireland magazine, and the 2018 Iowa Travel Guide, to name a few. Additionally, my abstract image, Spirits of Trees, won 1stplace in the Pennsylvania Center for Photography TRANSFORMATIONS Digital Exhibition. And, my abstract image, Esoteric, was selected as one of the Top 5 in an international PhotoLogocompetition and was featured on the PhotoLogowebsite and blog.

Originally from Texas, I’ve lived in SE Iowa since 2004. I’m a retired military veteran, having served 20 years on active duty. After a number of years working for the Federalgovernmentfollowing my military service, I now pursue my creative endeavors full time.