Alien Ant Farm. Santa Monica Blvd 2001
8 x 10
Handprinted Darkroom Print
Lisa Johnson’s photographs offer a rare, intimate connection between the artist and the fan. With an eye for subtlety and an intuitive sense for just the right moments, Lisa has captured individual time capsules of some of the world’s most influential artists. Her images are emotional, raw, unpretentious and quintessential portraits rivaled by few in this day and age. With an authenticity that is rarely matched and a generous heart, it is obvious that her work is a labor of pure love.
Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer is truly a cultural anthropologist for a generation of rock lovers who have her images plastered to their walls and etched in their memories. @hate5six can attest to this fact. She has captured iconic images of bands as varied as Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, NOFX, The Gaslight Anthem, Reel Big Fish, The Hippos, The Offspring and Rise Against.
Lisa Johnson’s photographs documenting the Vans Warped Tour over its two decades can be seen in the book Misfit Summer Camp: 20 Years on the Road with the Vans Warped Tour. As well as in Vans: Off the Wall ‑ Stories of Sole from Vans Originals, a book on the history of the Vans shoe. Her images have also appeared in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Beginning Fall 2022, her images will be displayed in The Punk Rock Museum, soon-to-be open in Las Vegas.
Spending over a quarter of a century capturing iconic images for the weekly U.K. rock magazine Kerrang!, Lisa Johnson proudly shares some rarely seen images from the heyday of nu-metal. Y2K, IDK.