San Francisco was the breeding ground for many young comedians from the 70’ to the 90’s. It was the punk scene of comedy and Pat Johnson Photography was the Photographer of choice.
Robin Williams, Ellen Degenres, Dana Carvey and Kevin Pollack were a few of many young comics. Throughout Pats career he has photographed such icons as Rodney Dangerfield, Dick Gregory, Joan Rivers and Jamie Foxx, who also stepped in front of hid camera. Being the chief photographer of the Rrazz Room Pat also shot a whole different genre of Comics like Mort Sahl, Judy Tenuta, Sandra Bernard and a bunch of Drag Acts like Lypsinka. Scroll down and have a few laughs.
This started him on a long career of photographing fashion and lifestyle models. From shooting cutting edge black and white fashion to lovely, warm lifestyle images, it is a wonderful and challenging field. His work retains a classic, timeless edge from the influence of the edgy, London/New York style that influenced him as a young photographer.