Here at Women in Photography, we are super excited to welcome US based photographer Stephanie Johnson to our #photographybuddy family.
Each year Stephanie will hold in-person Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) workshops in both New Zealand and Sydney along with Women in Photography ICM zoom classes.
Stephanie has devoted the past five years of her photographic career to focus primarily on ICM work, and says that she has a strong desire to share this passion with others and to build a larger community around a shared interest in intentional camera movement – welcome Stephanie, we couldn’t have found anyone more awesome to work with!
Many of you will know of Stephanie as she is the Founder, Creator, and Publisher of ICM Photography Magazine (ICMPhotoMag) – a first-of-its-kind e-magazine solely featuring ICM images, articles, reviews, interviews, tips, and tutorials, by ICM photographers and artists around the world, in a quarterly feature packed digital format.
Stephanie describes herself as a self-taught abstract ICM and landscape photographer and has a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduate work in English Literature.
Lesley chatted with Stephenie in November and Stephanie says that she have a strong emotional connection to the natural world and a deep passion for capturing the fluid nature of landscapes through imagery and the written word. Stephanie says she brings an inter-connected and intuitive approach to her photography-as-art to create not just frozen moments in time, but to visually express the essence of light, colour, form, line, and texture. As such, Stephanie’s personal vision is one that integrates creativity in the field with ethical behaviour toward the natural environment.
The beauty of life for Stephanie 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 and see more abstract impressions and blurred lines that are unique to each of us in individual ways, in much the same way literature has the power to elicit these same kinds of individual responses.
This altered vision of the world connects us more naturally to the environment and to each other as we begin to see how all life flows together into the same energetic stream. Stephanie’s desire is to create abstract expressions that speak to the fluid nature of this energetic stream and which compel viewers to make more meaningful connections in their lives. .