Archive | June, 2016

Unseen: Street Scenes, Press Release

1 Jun

29 May 2016

J. Michael Johnson Photography
1 Moultrie Drive,                                                           Taylors SC 29687
864-979-6046   phone                                         Email:


J. Michael Johnson Photography: Riders

J. Michael Johnson Photography is pleased to announce that J. Michael’s “Unseen: Street Scenes”, an expose’ of 5 blocks of Daytona’s Thundering Bike Week 2015 will be presented at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History located at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens, SC. Please join us from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on    June 18th as the museum hosts a reception in the Main Gallery to meet the artist,  J. Michael Johnson

For those who cannot attend the Saturday afternoon reception, there will be a preview on Thursday June 16, 2016.  The museum will be open until 7:00 pm and   J. Michael will be there from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm to meet visitors.

 We extend a challenge to all visitors to come and tell us what  J. Michael may not have seen in each print when he photographed the scene and choose your favorite part of each print.

               Who knows, maybe you are in some of the street scenes?

“Unseen: Street Scenes” art exhibit is a photojournalist’s journey into the motorcycle lifestyle that is so often shied away from by civilians and journalists and captures the spirit of America’s right to the “Freedom of Speech” in color and black and white photographs.  These photos will show bikers and biker ladies walking and riding Daytona’s Main Street in their black leather vests, chaps and jeans on stock and custom Harley Davidson Motorcycles and custom built choppers during Bike Week.

J. Michael was born and raised in East Tennessee and has been taking photographs of the motorcycle lifestyle since 1997. His photographic and written work about Daytona’s Bike Week, as well as many other motorcycle rallies and events have been featured numerous times since 1997 in “Easyriders”, “Biker” and “In The Wind” magazines published by Paisano Publications, Inc. Lehman Trikes of Canada has published J. Michael’s work in their Pride Matters magazine. He provides commercial photography services to various companies in the motorcycle industry.

Pickens County Museum is located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, and  is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

For more information about The Pickens County Museum of Art & History, please contact Dan Brennan, the Museum Curator at (864) 898-5963.

For more information about J. Michael Johnson Photography, please                            contact J. Michael Johnson at (864) 979-6046