has been a lifelong pursuit. At one point it was my career, now
it’s my passion. My goal is to not just document, but to
present an interpretation of feeling and provoke thought through
photography. My work draws upon the influence of several styles
that manipulate light, form, and color in a way that attempts to
elevate my subjects beyond the physical margins of the photograph. I
spent the last year studying light, its qualities, requirements, and
sources. Heavily influenced by Baroque period artists, my current
work incorporates the use of chiaroscuro and tenebrism to mold and
master light sources. Combining these techniques allows me to
approach each shoot with the same curiosity and enthusiasm that led
me to pick up a camera so many years ago.
Johnson moved to South Carolina at a young age. Originally from
Columbus Ohio, his family relocated in the late 70’s and
Spartanburg has been his home ever since.
is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he studied
Computer Science and Journalism. Although he had picked up
photography in his teens, it wasn’t until halfway through college
that the real interest started. While still in college, Eugene began
his photojournalism career shooting for the school and local papers.
Since then he has worked in print, and broadcast news, having been
published in Photography magazine as well as several other
publications. Recently, after a long hiatus, he returned to
photography at the West Main Artist Co-Op to continue and perfect his