Eric Michael Johnson is a Shanghai-based photographer originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Eric specializes in portraiture, lifestyle, event, hospitality, architecture, and sports & fitness photography.
A graduate of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, Eric worked several years with clients such as The New York Times before moving to Asia to focus on the advertising industry.
Eric has received honors in still photography from American Photography, Communication Arts, International Photography Awards, Photo District News, New York Photo Festival, and elsewhere. His documentary film "Foo-Foo Dust" was shortlisted for Academy Award nomination, won best short at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and is now in the permanent Sundance Collection at UCLA.
Eric is also a member of a production company in Shanghai that provides photography, video and production management services for larger commercial and advertising jobs. His team works closely with agencies and creatives to develop brand story, viral and event video. They provide camera and lighting equipment, crew, scheduling, casting, wardrobe, stylists, props, transportation and scouting for on-location and studio work in China.
Monocle Magazine and Nike NRC got together to create a Shanghai Running Guide Insert found in Monocle Magazine Issue 88 print. Shot on the iconic Bund and surrounding locations during sunrise.
“Each week the NRC hold four to five sessions that have been specially designed by professional coaches to suit the needs of different runners from the “ready, Set, Go Run” program for beginners to the “Speed Run” program for those looking to improve their pace.”