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Derek is passionate for creating engaging, powerful and timeless imagery. His meticulous eye for detail, passion for storytelling, and versatility allows him to excel on a wide variety of assignments.  He enjoys a challenge and to be given creative freedom throughout the production process. 

A South Jersey native, he discovered his passion for photography while taking classes for several years in high school. Upon graduating high school, he moved across the country to Santa Barbara where he enhanced his photography knowledge and skills at the renown Brooks Institute of Photography. After earning his Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Professional Photography with an emphasis in Commercial Photography, he made the move to Los Angeles. After working for numerous photographers as an assistant, digital technician, and retoucher, he was ready for a change of pace. 

Currently located in Denver, Derek collaborates with clients to solve any problems, while putting his unique perspective to best use. He's extremely positive, outgoing, and always looking to create dynamic imagery. Music, movies, food, fitness, travel, family & friends are what fuel and continuously keep him inspired. Feel free to drop a message to discuss a project, talk gear or even just to say hey!

Looking to connect with brands/clients, achieve our goals, and fulfill our dreams.
Let's create something incredible together!
derek@derekjohnsonvisuals.com
856.313.3722

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