Mike Johnson, Photographer

March 27
12:00 pm
Summer St. Gallery
Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)


Photography has been a serious passion for Mike for most of his adult life. He is entirely self-taught, with all of his formal higher education in engineering. He hold Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University (1979) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1982) respectively.

His move beyond being a strictly serious amateur photographer was sparked by, of all things, an article that appeared in Discover magazine. The article was about a new type of imaging sensor made by Foveon Inc. of Santa Clara Ca., and used in Sigma's SD9 DSLR camera. Having contemplated the move to digital for some time, Mike bought the camera and a 17-35 lens and was instantly hooked on digital photography.

Since 2006, Mike has been showing and selling his work at art festivals and open studios all over New England, with occasional forays as far south as Virginia. With all 5 of their kids moved out, Mike and his wife Jan (the real love of his life) are now empty nesters, living in an 1880 farm house in Natick Massachusetts. For additional information, please refer to Mike’s website www.photoimagined.com. Photo above entitled "THE TWIN TURRETS, CAPE MAY NJ."

View his work at the Summer St. Gallery from February through the end of March. Gallery hours: 12:00-6:00 pm Tuesdays - Fridays. 11:00 - 2:00 pm Saturdays.