The visual musings of Vincent David Johnson
Hello there, welcome to my personal photo site the Visual Preservationist. As a photographer & filmmaker I’ve captured many images over the years in both my professional and personal work that doesn’t fit 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. A post I’d suggest if you aren’t familiar with my work is “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’m not great at the website side of things, so if you find 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
Nothing like waiting to finalize things at the last minute, but plans are 100% confirmed, I will be traveling to Southern Illinois to photograph at least three of the state’s best high school... READ MORE
Gates Gym witnesses its final game. Built in 1928 the Gates Gymnasium at New Trier High School’s Winnetka campus witnessed its final game Thursday night December 16, 2021. The aging structure which has... READ MORE
Mount Carmel and Thornwood’s 1st Round Playoff Game Started With A Splat! In 25 years of photographing high school football, this first round playoff game might have been the wettest I’ve ever seen!... READ MORE