Welcome to Chris Johnson Photography.
I am a full time, professional, freelance photographer based in Hastings, East Sussex, UK.
The way in which life is captured and viewed has changed significantly over the past several decades, Photographs are no longer taken, developed, printed and filled away in the family photo album, but are now captured, and accessible globally, within a matter of moments.
My passion and enthusiasm for photography started at an early age, with my Father and Grandfather being photographers; so growing up, cameras were always accessible, and helped fuel my interest.
I pride myself on being a purist, getting an image right from the camera with minimal editing. Over the past decade I have focused on the technical aspect of Photography allowing me to capture the moments that matter, and being able to provide high quality images.
I adopt a photojournalistic approach to my work, and enjoy capturing people in environments where their true characters shine, for example musicians performing on stage, speakers presenting at a conference or that all important winning moment at a sporting event.
I have a special interest in Sports and Event photography, as away from the camera I'm a fan of pro-cycling, Formula one, and live music.
In the Past, I have been commissioned to shoot sporting events at major venues across London, from Tie Break Tens at the Royal Albert Hall, the NFL at Wembley to the British Basketball League finals at the O2 Arena. Furthermore, I have supported Charity Boxing events and captured public sporting events such as the Tour de France and Tour of Britain.
In addition, I have been commissioned to shoot live music events at London’s O2 Arena, capturing icons within the Industry such as Muse, Busted, Rudimental, Olly Murs, as well as the musical legends of Bryan Adams and Lionel Richie. Furthermore I have enjoyed supporting events closer to home, which have ranged from carol services to larger festivals, such as the Hastings Beer and Music Festival.
My photography has also taken me to some prestigious events from corporate christmas parties, to the Brits Afterparty and London Fashion Week as well as providing ariel imagery for The London Helicopter. Additionally I have worked with a number of local businesses, providing them with content for new websites and marketing materials ranging from venue shots to product photography.
My equipment also allows me to go beyond photojournalism. I have a full mobile lighting setup, allowing me to capture formal studio imagery such as products and portraits on-location or can be used informally with props as a photo booth for events and parties.