Caitlin Johnston — Artist Biography
My artistic education has been more experiential rather than academic. My first creative influences came from my mother, who is a painter, and my grandfather, who was a journalist and photographer. Traveling, seeking my Eurasian identity and meeting people have also shaped my visions.
I started taking my first serious photographs when I was involved in the solidarity movement. Photography was a way to record events and provide educational information. I found a way to communicate some of my experiences to audiences through image and music using photo essays and slide presentations.
Photography allows me to view the world both globally and locally. Being in other cultures has opened me to new perspectives of light, texture, composition and color.
The subjects of my photos have been primarily, although not exclusively people. Faces bodies and movement surround us on a daily basis and have undeniably influenced me and my view of the world.
Special thanks for their inspiration, in mind and body: Dr. Feel Good – Natalie Kerry, Moonatic, Nash, Shona and Theresa.