Tom Johnson Captures His Subjects Frankly and Honestly

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Dec 4, 2014
References: tom-johnson & itsnicethat
Portraits by Tom Johnson are stripped back to reveal the raw honesty of each subject.

The documentary and portrait photographer doesn't shy away from getting to the cold, hard truth of each person. Johnson isn't interested in molding his subjects to fit a certain "type" in order to round out his portfolio, which is rapidly growing and diversifying, most notably with commissions from VICE and The New British. Rather, he seeks to find and photograph some bizarre, but fascinating, characters; people you don't see every day.

By allowing each subject free rein to be themselves, and endeavoring to capture them as they truly are, Johnson creates images that speak a universal truth about what it means to be human.