PHOTOGRAPHY IS ART. YOU WILL FIND IT NO SURPRISE SEEING THAT COMING FROM ME. BUT LET’S TAKE THIS A STEP FURTHER. FOR ME THE DEFINITION OF ART IS TO BE ABLE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF, YOUR FEELINGS, UNSELFCONSCIOUSLY AND WITHOUT RESTRAINT. IN OTHER WORDS, UNINHIBITED. EXACTLY AS BRYAN TAYLOR JOHNSON DOES IT.
Bryan Taylor Johnson was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Morgan State University with his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and minor in Marketing. At the age of 23, he moved to Manhattan where he found his niche in the fashion photography scene. Over the years he has shot multiple editorials, magazine publications and covers including: Vogue Italia IT, GQ, Fashionisto, HUF, Elegant, Jute, Bleu, Bombshell, Exalta, Slink and Obvious Magazine. Bryan has also been very active in advertisement and his work has been commissioned by Starbucks, American Express, VH-1 featuring Kim Burrell, Urban Outfitters, The Back-2-Black Foundation (Barbados), ilatti Cosmetics, Fou-Dre Vodka and many more . Today he continues to work with some of the top modeling agencies in New York including: Major, Sole, Click, Red, Wilhelmina, APM, Re:Quest, Fusion and Q Model Management.
Bryan Taylor Johnson’s work also includes collaborations with Universal recording artists, NFL Players and a host of celebrities. His industry insight along with his motivational speaking engagements, allows Bryan to travel to Barbados and Washington, D.C. to inspire young adults and teenagers within the arts; where he educates the youth about prospective avenues in the entertainment industry. Bryan influences the youth to pursue their dreams diligently and obtain what other people believe to be intangible.
To further extend Bryan’s accolades, he showcased his first formal photography exhibit during New York Fashion Week, titled: “UNINHIBITED, Homme Avant Garde”. Bryan Taylor Johnson’s exhibits consists of uncensored limited edition portraits that showcase his interpretation of men in fashion as he exploits the unconventional methods of fine art. His intimate sense of portraiture possesses a modern, yet classical and fresh treatment of the nude, as he so skillfull shows with his work with model Ray Carter. This places his work amongst the American tradition of fashion and fine art photography that can be associated with the works of Steven Klein, Richard Avedon and Steven Meisel. –BM-