Our August artist in the North Gallery is D. Eric Johnson. His Visions of Wildlife "shares the beauty of nature...as it was meant to be".
Join the Friends as we celebrate Eric's work with a Gallery Reception on Saturday, August 15, from 2-4pm in the library's North Foyer Art Gallery.
Or stop by sometime in August to enjoy his work, and check out his website with more beautiful art at www.visionsofwildlife.com
Eric Johnson’s love of photography dates back to the early 60’s, when he spent the very first money he earned from a paper route to purchase a Kodak Instamatic camera as a young teenager; a few months later he purchased his first “real” camera, a 35mm SLR. He joined the Michigan State police in 1978, but paralleled his time in law enforcement by owning and operating full-time portrait studios in two separate locations starting in 1983, winning numerous state, local, and national awards. After a 30-year career in law enforcement, he went-on to specialize in forensic photography, and now teaches forensic photography to law enforcement personnel in Michigan and across the country. Eric is recognized throughout the United States as an expert in forensic photography; he is currently the only Certified Evidence Photographer in Michigan, as well as the only Certified Forensic Photographer in Michigan – sharing both of these designations with only 5 other photographers worldwide.
For more than 35 years Eric has also pursued his passion of wildlife and landscape photography, and has amassed an extensive library with tens-of-thousands of images. Eric’s images have been published by the National Eagle Center, the Michigan Audubon Society, Get Lost travel magazine (Australia), and used by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in various publications and promotional literature.
After years of being urged by his family and friends, he has decided to share his Visions of Wildlife with those that otherwise may not have the opportunity to view the beauty of nature – as it was meant to be seen.