Alec Johnson on “Light Painting”
At the April 17 meeting Alec Johnson’s talk will feature a series of bold and unique images using the technique of light painting – lighting a subject with a flashlight one detail at a time with a flashlight – and then compositing those frames of light to build a finished image. Each image is its own case study, creating an engaging, lively and educational discussion.
Alec Johnson is a full-time tenured professor at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN. He is also a freelance architecture photographer and award-winning fine art photographer. He was an exhibitor of the international juried show, “The Portrait” at Praxis Photo Arts Center December 2018. This past summer, 2018, he was accepted in the Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition and received the Jennifer and William Oliver award for “unique, innovative and unusual” work of art. Alec is also a Singh Ray Filters pro photographer.
Alec’s current photo projects include Outside the Arena, a series featuring the pre-competition ritual of rodeo riders. He is also working on a studio series titled Comfortable. This series is study of space, color and shape in the context of 60’s era comfort food, furniture and table settings. He is represented by the Sterling Art Gallery located in Silver City, New Mexico.