Life Form Portfolio

Exhibition Sponsored by Canon.
Paper by Hahnemühle

The Life Form Series



My fascination with sensual organic form knows no limits. The natural beauty that drew me to photography is most profoundly manifested by the very sensuality of natural form itself. It's beauty is deeply emotional, bound up in the basic instinct and desires of our humanness. Finding such form in the real world has been my career. This work concentrates that intrigue on the wonderful and strange form found in plant life. Closely examined, these seemingly familiar, fellow creatures of this planet, become profoundly compellingly, strange, almost alien and and irresistible to explore with care, deep focus, sensitively and without embellishment.

Life Form Exhibition Page



Life Form Gallery Guide pdf


Life Form Portfolio.pdf

Life Form Online Gallery.
The Press can email for publicity photos. Press Release July 6, 2018

Genesis of this Work

The Life Form Series has grown from my lifelong fascination with organic form and design. Not only have I found solace in the natural world for all of my adult life, but my respect for all living things has profoundly effected how I’ve lived my life.







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The Porfolio

The Life Form portfolio began in late 2014 after one of my printing students said he would very much be interested in having a boxed set of prints from the work. Thus the Life Form Portfolio One was born. It took quite some time to find the right cloth and design the logo. The boxes are custom made by Portfolio Box in Rhode Island.

Hahnemuhle has been very supportive supplying the Museum Etching paper which I designed with them. Canon has been the core corporate sponsor driving this project forward.


title sheet


A 10 print limited-edition portfolio of 35 copies is available from the exhibition in a signed boxed and numbered set of 11x14 inch prints in a 16x20 portfolio case.

•Tier 1. Sets 1-10: $6000
• Tier 2. Sets 11-20: $8000
• Tier 3. Sets 21-30: $10,000
• Tier 4. Sets 31-35: $12,000

Single Print Purchases

Individual photographs from the Life Form Series not in the portfolio are available in a limited edition of 50 numbered and signed 11x14 inch prints.

• 1-15: $800
• 16-30: $1200
• 31-44: $1600
• 45-50: $2500



January 2017 Thoughts on the Life Form Work.

Short collection of videos and stills from the PhotoPlus 2017 Gallery of Stephen Johnson's new "Life Form" work presented by Canon.

Exhibition Poster



Prints are being made on the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 using the Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper which Steve designed with Hahnemühle.

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