When I read the reflections of nature philosopher John Muir, I feel a deep relationship between my photographs and his descriptions of the natural world. Muir wrote, “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” His prose immediately transports me to the mountains of my picturesque home state of West Virginia, where many of my landscape images are born.
Though I photograph various landscapes, one of my most beloved subjects are the vivacious, unexplored waterfalls and sweeping vistas of Dolly Sods. Another of my passions is exposing our stately mountains and rolling landscapes by harnessing the ominous beauty of lightning.
Anne is a juried artist and is currently showing her images at TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia. She is a featured photographer in the exhibit West Virginia Photographers-Capturing the Mountain State at the Culture Center in Charleston, WV, where her work is on permanent display. Her photography also decorates the majestic West Virginia State Capitol.
Anne’s photographs and articles have appeared in Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, Goldenseal Magazine, and she is the author of the Last Photographers book series. She is also a member of the Professional Photographers of West Virginia.
Melody Urbanic, owner of the award-winning Café Cimino, stated, “Anne Johnson’s photography is a breath of fresh West Virginia air; clean, crisp, straight-forward West Virginia.”
Anne's Dolly Sods lightning image was awarded first place in the West Virginia Lightning Photography competition, and her Derecho lightning strike placed in the top 25 of The Weather Channel’s It’s Amazing Out There weather competition.