The Digital National Parks Project
These digital photographs were made by Stephen Johnson between 1994 and 2001. With a New Eye: The Digital National Parks Project is a photographic survey of selected American National Parks, the first-ever major digital landscape photography project, making it a turning point in the history of photography.
Original digital prints by Stephen Johnson are a sight to behold. Even for the many thousands who have read articles about his work, most are stunned when they see the clarity, detail and sutblty the actual prints.
The Photographer's Gallery introduction in 1998 stated: "Stephen Johnson's Photography rides on the bleeding edge of photography's transition to a digital media. Schooled in the traditions of fine-art western landscape photography, Johnson has taken his understanding of traditional photographic processes and brought those skills to bear on the emerging technologies and aesthetics of digital photography. He has worked with technology companies to achieve the best of what imagemaking can be, and pushed his own vision of how we see and record light in the natural world. This has led him to conclude that the way we have traditionally captured images with silver-based photography has been a poor and distortive view of the real and rich world before our eyes. His photographs look almost unphotographic in their clarity and purity of color. He shows us a world we know, but rarely see on paper. His is a truly remarkable vision."
What the Press Says About Stephen Johnson
"Anyone who's paid attention to advances on the digital frontier over the last 15 years has heard of landscape photographer Stephen Johnson." "...his current work may one day redefine what we expect to see in a photograph."
Stephen Johnson is "...the preeminent digital landscape photographer..." He creates images "unlike anything possible on film..." His prints are "...remarkably vibrant, and the details seem to jump out from the image."
-PDN's Pix, February/March 1999
-Photo Insider, October/November 1999
Stephen Johnson "...applies science to nature and creates art." His images create "...an intimacy that brings subject and viewer close in ways conventional photographs cannot."
Life Magazine, December 1997
Stephen Johnson Biography
Investing in Pigment Prints
Stephen has pioneered the use of pigment printers to create these stunning images. His use of archival, pigment-based inks brings these images into the realm of real, longterm collectability. These history making photographs can be enjoyed by the buyer who loves Stephen's work, and can be passed on for generations as longterm investments. Wilhelm Imaging, an independent test lab with extensive research in the area of photographic print permanence, has concluded that Stephen's paper/ink combinations should last more than 200 years.
Purchasing Original Prints
Original prints custom made to order by Stephen Johnson are available directly from the photographer and from various galleries around the country. Purchases can by made by phone (650-355-7507), by e-mail, by arranging a viewing time at the Gallery & Studio in Pacifica, California, or by special arrangement at your home or office around the Bay Area.
Print Size and Price Examples:
- 20x25 inch pigment inkjet prints on 100% cotton paper, 32x40" cotton matt: $2500, $2750 framed in silver metal
- 10x50 inch panoramic pigment inkjet prints on 100% cotton paper, 20x60 cotton matt: $2500, $2750 framed in silver metal
- 27x34 inch pigment inkjet prints on 100% cotton paper, 38x46 cotton matt: $3500, $3900 framed in silver metal
- 34x42 inch pigment inkjet prints on 100% cotton paper, 40x50 cotton matt: $4000, $4750 framed in wood
- 40x50 inch pigment inkjet prints on 100% cotton paper, 53x61 cotton matt:: $5000, $5950 framed in wood