Artist of the Day / Joe Johnston / San Luis Obispo, California

Joe excels at many types of photography.  I suppose that with his position at the newspaper, that’s a necessity.

“A senior photographer at the San Luis Obispo County Tribune, Joe brings 15 years of experience as a photojournalist, where he’s covered everything from the intimate moments of hospice care, to the intense aftermath of a deadly earthquake.”

“His passion for capturing the natural beauty of California’s Central Coast and its people has led to many awards.”



“His images have been published not only in newspapers around the country, but also in several magazines including National Geographic Explorer, Businessweek, People, and The Surfer’s Journal.”

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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1 Response to Artist of the Day / Joe Johnston / San Luis Obispo, California

  1. clinock says:

    I was beginning to despair of most of the photographic offerings on the web – Joe’s work has refreshed my interest…

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