Hello! Johann is an award winning Canadian advertising and editorial photographer known for his disarming nature and intimate imagery. He has a wealth of experience working in tandem with motion productions and also works occasionally as a stills photographer on movie sets.
This website is a collection of work shot on set, for agencies, brands, magazines or personal moments.
Whether commissioned, or from life, the narrative nature of Johann's photography is consistent and thoughtful.
Neil Henry Senior Producer 72 + Sunny Amsterdam " I had the pleasure of collaborating with Johann on an Audi production which was captured in Vancouver. Johann is a team player and has a relentless work ethic and attention to detail. It was a pleasure to work with him and I look forward to the next opportunity when we can collaborate again on a project. "
Mike Hasinoff Executive Producer at Droga5
“I worked with Johann a number of times. He's a dream - super talented, and very collaborative with creatives and works to ensure that both the agency vision and clients end a project thrilled with the results. As a broadcast producer, I also love that he could work very agilely in and around the needs of extremely intense and ambitious TV shoots. I'd love to work with him again if the opportunity presented itself. “
Ziv Sibony Senior Digital Producer at Zambezi
“It was a pleasure working with Johann, he was great on set and was able to navigate around the filming process to execute our campaign effectively. Very pleased with the results. “
Garrett Vernon Senior Art Director Leo Burnett
"Johann has an exceptional skill of capturing everything you asked for and then some, all while almost not even realizing he’s there. He’s incredibly flexible and resourceful when working on a busy set and is sure to make the most of a quick opening between takes. The talent, director, and creatives were all at ease while working with him. Would be lucky to work with him again. Great photographer and great guy."
Craig Sklaver Senior Producer DDB Chicago
"It was an absolute pleasure working with Johann. His photographs looked great, which is obviously most important, but nearly as important is the fact that he is a great guy, making the whole shoot a breeze. He captured the perfect moments, working seamlessly with our motion crew, and was always coming over to share the best shots throughout the day. I’d love to work with him again."
Addie Gillespie Creative Director at Camp Pacific
"One of the greatest things about Johann is that you almost never know he's there. Sure, for some professions that's just weird. But for a photographer who captures people in real-life moments, it's the greatest thing. It ensures his photos are always interesting, unique and honest. I worked on a campaign for Okanagan Spring Brewery with Johann and re-hired him for the next two years for the same campaign as well a few others. You should hire him too! “
Paige Miller FCB Chicago
"Johann is not only an amazing photographer, he's also an all-around great guy. It's evident from his work that he has a brilliant eye and is extremely talented, but above all, he's willing to do whatever it takes to get the perfect shot. Our campaign was a success because of his flexibility, creativity and sense of humour! Our team can't wait to work with him again."
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