What is it that lands a photographer on our recommended list? There’s the obvious stuff, like being likable and able to compose a shot and having a strong list of clients (in this case, Backpacker Magazine, Breckenridge Brewery, Fast Company, Ford, Frontier Airlines, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, New Belgium Brewing, Red Robin, Smart Money, Weber Grills and a host of respectable agencies that serve those accounts) to show they work with people who demand quality.
Then, there’s the other stuff that puts John Johnston far above your average shutterbug here in CO – like being a ridiculous craftsman and, with one photograph, being able to transport you to the exact spot where he stood to snap the shot – providing the exact same emotion he felt being there on the spot. And it’s not just us singing his praises. Here’s why Monte Meade, Partner/Creative Director of Cultivator Advertising & Design, – one of the best agencies in Denver – thinks you need to know about John Johnston too.
“I love that he’s two blocks away from our office, that local octogenarian celebrity “Val the Gardener” is always there, usually asleep after drinking John’s stash of beer (we use John for Breckenridge Brewery and New Belgium Brewing). I love that he has pellet guns, a guitar and a table saw. I love his photography, and his artistic abilities, and we use both for New Belgium. While those projects are intense, they are a great release from the typical advertising scenario — 1. Shoot picture. 2. Add headline and copy. We genuinely have a great time working together.”
And that’s why John Johnston today joins our list of Recommended Talent.