Robert S Johnson is a freelance photographer. He has been walking, driving, and photographing the Hudson River for the past four years.
He grew up on the grounds of the Boston State Hospital and returned to work on several of the locked wards during the summers while attending college. He received an MFA in Theater from UC San Diego and moved to New York City where he worked in Off-off Broadway for a decade. After 3 years as co-Artistic Director of THECO, a theater company, he moved on. He edited a news show for Japanese speakers despite the handicap of not speaking Japanese. He wrote and produced 30 seconds spots for Essence Magazine’s This Month In Black History. He worked in the hotel audiovisual business and became a regional vice president overseeing 30 in-house hotel operations. He again moved on becoming a regional director of a company offering after-school English language and math tutoring to schools under the aegis of No Child Left Behind.
In December, 2014 he published his first limited edition book “The Quotidian Hudson”, based on the first year of the blog. There are still five copies available. Last year his work was shown at The Soho Photo Gallery and The Galerie Protegé.
He lives in an apartment in Morningside Heights with his wife, Katherine; daughter, Abigail – when she is not at college; and a cat. He is allergic to the cat but loves her anyway. He does not play guitar.
A technical note…unless otherwise noted all words and images are fully owned by me, Robert S Johnson, dba “Quotidian Hudson River”, “Quotidian Hudson”, “quotidianhudsonriver.com” and “quotidianhudsonriver.wordpress.com”, and should not be used in any other forum without permission.
Your comments are most appreciated, whether on the river, the photographs, the writing, the format, the world or anything you care to say.
- Hudson River Project (rikrawling.wordpress.com)