In April of this year, photographer Jeffery C. Johnson published a book with images spanning decades of his own photography. Here is how Jeffery describes this body of work:
“This is a collection of photographs of people.
There are well-known people (musicians, actors, and politicians) and unknown (shoeshiner, busboy, and panhandler) and more. These photographs, shot in Street Photography and Spontaneous Portrait circumstances, over many years and in different places, capture unique characters that can’t help but be compelling. While I would have loved to photograph Churchill – I was given Blagojevich – but a photographer can only capture those within their time.”
We can only capture the people we share our time with, a great thought and one that inspired the title of this work, “We Shared this Time.” You can check out Jeffery’s book on Blurb and see a generous amount of his photos within the book too if you are interested in purchasing it.
Publishing your work in a book form is an amazing way to grow as a photographer. It helps you really see your images as a body of work and as individual frames and it helps you to get clear on your focus and where you want to go creatively. Here at SPM, we are always happy to support photographers sharing their work this way. We’ve even got a few resources to help you along the way. If you are interested in creating something beautiful and well-though out, perhaps a photo book like “We Shared this Time,” the following interviews will serve you well: