The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

Bruce Johnson

Home 5126 Postlewaite Rd County: Franklin
Columbus Ohio 43235 United States
Home Phone: 614 638 7442


I am a 75 year-old amateur photographer.  While in the army as a young man, I became interested in photography and later earned a master’s degree in visual communications at the University of Minnesota.  I taught photojournalism and graphic design at The Ohio State University for several years before pursuing a career in educational publishing.  During my 29 years in publishing, I held a variety of production positions and retired in 2012 as the Vice President of Production and Manufacturing for the Higher Education Division of Pearson Education.  After retiring, I studied digital photography at Columbus State.  My photography journey has led me to night photography and light painting.  I especially enjoy the challenge of lighting large scenes at night. 

Artist Statement

As the sun sets and the skies darken, I love composing a scene, mounting my camera on the tripod and determining the my lighting strategy.   I used various flashlights and LED panels to individually light each part of the scene, often taking 20-40+ separate images.  Shooting one subject will usually take 1-2 hours.  After preliminary editing and review, I’ll combine the about 8-20 images into the final photograph using Lightroom and Photoshop.