The eye of a fighter – Robert Trick Johnston

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Robert Trick Johnston

In honour of the 2015 Pan Am games taking place in Toronto this year, Vistek is proudly displaying the work of Toronto photographer Robert Trick Johnston. Read more about Robert after the jump.

Robert Trick Johnston has a way of staging a scene. Maybe it’s because he’s spent so much of his life on a stage himself. Dance, acting, comedy, they’ve all played and still play prominent roles in his life. When he’s not shooting scenes like boxing matches, he’s on stage as a stand-up comedian trying as hard as he can to capture a big laugh.

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Seeing the world through the eyes of a performer is what, ultimately, sets Robert’s photos apart. Whether it’s on a stage or in a boxing ring, his background enables him to see the drama in certain moments, whereas others might miss it or downplay the significance.

And maybe that’s why his photographs draw you in, with an extraordinary sense of a story unfolding…

CREDITS: All photographs are copyrighted by Robert Trick Johnston and have been used with permission. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from (Vistek) and the artist.

Robert Trick Johnston


Robert Johnston’s boxing series will be available for public viewing from July 6 – August 3, 2015 at Vistek Toronto

Robert Trick Johnston

Robert Trick Johnston can be found on the following social networks:

Website: Rob Trick Photography
Twitter: @robtrick
Facebook: Robert Trick Johnston Photography