The visual musings of Vincent David Johnson
Hi there, thanks for checking out my site. It’s a mix of my personal & professional photographic work, that I don’t think fits on my other website Commercial Visual Media firm (Othervertical, Inc.), Wedding & Portrait Photography, or Documentary photography (Lost Americana) & Joliet from Above. So this is the place to share my personal stories, ramblings, and sometimes just photos, from all the images I create and the things surrounding them.
Check the posts and categories below to start exploring. If you don’t know much about me, I’d suggest “That is what I do, Part 1” as it starts with the very first photo I ever took. A category I’d suggest is photojournalism, as that was what I went to school for and have spent over half my life doing.
Now, I’ve found I can spend days-upon-days tweaking the design side of a website, so in an effort to be more about the content, I’ve gone pretty simple here and focused just on the stories and the photos. If you find an error or something not quite right, let me know, but remember, it’s basically about the photos and the stories that go with them. Not my design skills.
Vincent David Johnson
Concert Photography Does Not Make You A Good Photographer
If you see a photographer's portfolio and are blown away from all the great concert photos they have, take this into consideration. Somebody sets up tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of lighting equipment for them READ MORE
Best HS Gyms: Back To Where It Started
Oak Park inspired Frank Lloyd Wright, Ernest Hemingway, and now me. On the afternoon of January 7th of 2012, I was getting ready to photograph a varsity girls basketball game for the Oak... READ MORE
Best Gyms: The Amazing Drapes of Chicago Public League Gyms
Chicago Public High Schools have some amazing gyms and sometimes oddly impressive drapes in those gyms. READ MORE
A Chicago Catholic League Two-fer
The reason I stared going around the state looking for some of the best high school gyms, had almost nothing to do with the construction of new state-of-the-art athletic facilities, but more to... READ MORE
Best of Photojournalism: 2021
NOTE: You’re not seeing the date wrong. Turns out I never posted this back in January of 2022, so I figured Dec. of 2022 would be fitting. 2021 a year in 4 months... READ MORE
Southland Championship Wrestling Portraits
Small town civic center. Independent Wrestling Organization. Wife Wanted to go. How could I say no? READ MORE