Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson


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The photographer whose work is a unique mixture of fashion, portraiture, and documentary

LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Whether shooting a Scottish bagpiper for Dazed or 12-year-old female boxing champions, the work of London-based photographer Tom Johnson exists at the intersection of fashion, documentary, and portraiture, creating authentic environments where people’s unique stories can be told through imagery.  

At 17, Johnson left school and began his career shooting music gigs, before he answered a tweet to work with Jim Goldberg and Alessandra Sanguinetti on Magnum Photos’ Postcards from America. From there, he opened his own studio, Box Studio, in east London.

Johnson has since shot editorials for both Dazed and AnOther, as well as campaigns for Burberry and Opening Ceremony. In 2017, he was also named “One to Watch” by The British Journal of Photography. When he’s not shooting editorials or ads, Johnson can be found capturing striking images of life on the fringes; female bodybuilders and Polish former National Champion hand-balancers.

Lexi Manatakis