Photo Assistants & Careers

From Assistant to Photographer: Kyle Johnson’s Professional Transition

October 2, 2013

By David Walker

© Kyle Johnson

Writer Neal Stephenson was the subject of Kyle Johnson's first assignment for Bloomberg Businessweek in 2012. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more of Johnson's work.

Kyle Johnson’s transition from photo assistant to professional photographer over the last several years has been driven by his people skills and connections, and a commitment to focusing on the work that interests him, rather than trying to be a generalist. While shooting small jobs for local editorial clients, the Seattle-based portrait, lifestyle and travel shooter built an informal support...

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