Bio Steve Johnston



Born in Glasgow 1956, the original photographer and inventor of the “Straight Up” style of photo at i-D Magazine.

Work published in various books and magazines inc the Pink Punk Book, Smile i-D, Vogue and Time magazine. Exhibited widely in Tate Britain, Hayward gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, SHOWstudio London and i-D touring exhibitions worldwide. Steve is also represented in the permanent collection of the Arts Council of England.

Returning to his first love painting in 1991, he has exhibited widely throughout the UK and abroad inc USA, Canada, Australia and Singapore.

“…there are many influences in my work, Aaron Siskind, Rauschenberg, Twombly & Tapies to name a few…the new paintings have arrived organically and naturally just through working constantly really”

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